Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The End of Winchester?

This is disheartening news - CNN reports that Winchester may be going out of business if a buyer cannot be found for their firearms factory in New Haven. The city is trying to find a buyer before the closing date of March 31.

"The company has been plagued by slumping firearm sales. More than 19,000 people worked there during World War II, but the plant employs fewer than 200 now."

This comes as fairly surprising news to me- I'd always thought of Winchester as being one of the biggest manufacturers in the States.

Let's hope the name survives this.

1 comment:

Mike Battaglia said...

It's very, very sad. I hope the name and the quality survives as well.