Check Mate magazines - relocating to Thomasville Ga

Check Mate magazines - relocating to Thomasville Ga

This is a discussion on Check Mate magazines - relocating to Thomasville Ga within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Gov...524076521.html So it's right up the road but kinda cool. NY to Ga. 230 jobs, and for Thomasville, that's a big deal. I can only ...

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    Check Mate magazines - relocating to Thomasville Ga

    https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Gov...524076521.html

    So it's right up the road but kinda cool. NY to Ga. 230 jobs, and for Thomasville, that's a big deal. I can only image the irony if DC pushed something through that closed this down.



    THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Thomasville and Thomas County is celebrating a new industry moving it's headquarters from New York into an old Caterpillar building.

    Check-Mate Industries is a leader in manufacturing firearm magazines.

    In December, they promised 230 full-time jobs and more than $15 million in plant improvements.

    Tuesday afternoon, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp joined the community to celebrate as they officially opened their doors.

    Inside the 168,000 square foot plant, machinery was decorated in bright lights for visitors.

    The event was packed with excitement shared between the community, state, and Check-Mate Industries.

    Since December, the company has made some major steps to move in.

    Visitors viewed more than a million dollars worth of equipment brought into the formerly vacant plant.

    Check-Mate says they've already hires 30 new members to their team. They also have a whole new level of executive management on site.

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    Some companies have done that here too, only to go away after a few years. Being as that company is from NY, it will bring NY with it.
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    We have Thompson Machine (suppressors) about 20 mile south of us too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Some companies have done that here too, only to go away after a few years. Being as that company is from NY, it will bring NY with it.
    And I thought I was a pessimist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spclopr8tr View Post
    And I thought I was a pessimist.

    Sadly same thing happened in SC a few years back. There was a beatutiful complex area picked to build new gun mfg companies moving down to Ayor, SC (right outside Myrtle Beach) and it petered out after a few years. Not sure why it happened but did hear the locals were peeved that the companies brought their employees with them and there were no new jobs for the locals. Niki Haley [aka RINO] was gov then and a big deal was made about it...but “it” never really happened. SC was happy to see Ms. Haley go she was never for SC.
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    Cool.

    I have Daniel Defense about 65 miles down the road from me. Of course, it did not move to Ga, it was started here.
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    Excellent news for the Free State of Georgia!

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    Never understood why firearm related companies would stay in gun unfriendly states.
    Better to move to a state that does not demonize you. Do not give them a cent of your taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spclopr8tr View Post
    And I thought I was a pessimist.
    And our tiny city was left holding the bag on all the investments it made. Those were practically given away to get them off the books.

    Yes, I don't think much of gov'ts spending public $$ to bring in questionable companies with no real commitment or who file bankruptcy and walk away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    And our tiny city was left holding the bag on all the investments it made. Those were practically given away to get them off the books.

    Yes, I don't think much of gov'ts spending public $$ to bring in questionable companies with no real commitment or who file bankruptcy and walk away.
    It seems to be working out well for Beretta in Gallatin, TN, Magpul in Austin, TX, and Steyr in Bessemer, AL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spclopr8tr View Post
    It seems to be working out well for Beretta in Gallatin, TN, Magpul in Austin, TX, and Steyr in Bessemer, AL.
    It seems to work out OK for the companies, but I always wonder about the taxpayers getting a colonoscopy.
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