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Taurus CEO: Gun maker moved for growth, not shifting Florida gun laws

Taurus USA’s intentions to move operations from Florida to a new manufacturing plant in Georgia is in no way related to the Sunshine State’s recent change in gun laws, according to the company.

Questions regarding the intent behind the relocation were raised after the announcement last week. Taurus President and CEO David Blenker told Guns.com in an email that the move is not politically motivated. Instead, he said the decision to migrate was prompted by the need for growth and Georgia’s enthusiastic environment.

“Georgia is very welcoming and we are pleased with their eagerness to stand and support our industry.”

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Taurus’ $22.5 million investment in Bainbridge, Georgia is expected to generate 300 jobs in the state. Though the move will prove fruitful for Georgia’s workforce, there have been concerns regarding current Florida employees. Blenker said Taurus is committed to its workforce and has made accommodations to allow existing employees to remain with the company.

“Our employees are important to our success and we value their roles with our company. We have offered our employees the opportunity to make the move with us and they are eager to work with the new workforce we are establishing in Georgia,” he said.

Construction on the new 200,000 square foot facility will begin in September 2018. Upon its completion, the plant will offer 180,000 square-feet of manufacturing space and 20,000 square feet of administrative space.

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Taurus USA to open $22.5M manufacturing plant in Georgia

[??? Mississippi Development Authority and Mississippi Economic Development Council ???]
 

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Gov. Scott and the other RINOs in Tallahassee can take credit for this. It's too bad that they aren't moving to MS. Ironically, they are moving just across the border from Tallahassee.
Which means they don't have to rehire and retrain most of their workforce in all likelihood, if it's close enough to the old location. And I strongly suspect they are moving because of what Florida did, they just worded it differently enough, apparently in hopes of avoiding Hoggie, Joe Biden, the Demoroos, and other gun control freaks showing up on their doorstep to protest and then the MSM making it into a drive-by bad PR opportunity.

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"Taurus President and CEO David Blenker told Guns.com in an email that the move is not politically motivated. Instead, he said the decision to migrate was prompted by the need for growth and Georgia’s enthusiastic environment."

As a semi-diplomatic way if of saying, yeah, Florida politicians screwed us, we aren't gonna risk that again.
 

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Florida is getting to be as bad as Commiefornia.
 
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