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BAMAPHIN 22
04-03-2006, 12:10 PM
The famous Winchester rifle glorified in American Westerns may have fired its last shot as a plant where it had been manufactured since 1866 closed its doors last week.

One hundred eighty-six employees of the US Repeating Arms Company plant located in New Haven, Connecticut, were thanked for their work Friday, two days after the facility stopped all manufacturing activity, said Catherine Sullivan-DeCarlo, a spokeswoman for the city government.

She told AFP that the mayor's office has been searching for an investor, who would take over the plant, but has to overcome several obstacles on the way to achieving this goal.

US Repeating Arms Company and its New Haven plant belong to Belgian manufacturer Herstal, which has purchased from US firm Olin the right to use the famous brand name.

"Herstal owns US Repeating Arms and Olin owns the license to the Winchester name so they own the brand name," Sullivan-DeCarlo said.

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Roman529
04-03-2006, 01:52 PM
Sad to see a lot of old companies with so much tradition going under, or seeing USA owned companies being bought out by foreigners.

WharfRat
04-03-2006, 02:02 PM
Sad to see a lot of old companies with so much tradition going under, or seeing USA owned companies being bought out by foreigners.

:yeahthat:

Especialy the last part.
Nothing American is made in America anymore....

FinFan72
04-03-2006, 02:26 PM
Sad to see that happen