The plant is located right off of Highway 7, when your pass the Molly Barr/New Albany exit on Highway 7 going towards Memphis you go about 2 miles and there is a big road that goes left with a turn lane and it's about a mile down there. It's right by the Caterpillar plant. Also, if you take North Lamar from the square it runs right next to it as well.
All of the big ammo manufacturers are now union free and in the south, they are in arkansas, texas, and mississippi. I agree that 1000 jobs in Oxford is a huge deal.
Pinetor, I know quite a few guys that work at the Winchester plant here, they DO NOT make super low wages. Your making it sound kinda like were paying people in Mexico or Asia $1 an hour to do the work. There will be a line a mile long of people wanting these jobs, the people who worked up North in the union get paid WAYYYYYY too much for what they do. I know specific figures on what they make up there and down here. They get paid appropriately down here they get paid too much up there.
The machinist union up north won't allow them to outsource ANYTHING, it all has to be made in house by their machinists. They have a ton of machinists who are getting paid outrageous amounts to take their time making parts that could be outsourced and made for a fraction of the price in half the time. The head of the machine shop here is a buddy of mine and so are all of the machinists, we go out and shoot and hunt together all the time. He outsources a ton of stuff to local tool and die companies and gives work to a lot of smaller shops instead of being stingy and insisting they make it all themselves. They are all happy with what they make, plus they have AWESOME benefits, the health insurance they get is top notch...plus they get other perks like super cheap ammo :machinegun: