Director of the Alabama Department of Commerce Greg Canfield said the state began the process of trying to lure a major company nearly a year ago and proposed nine sites to Remington in August.
"This project is one of those rare projects that don't come along very often," Canfield said. "They're highly sought after. They're highly competitive. They're represented by great companies who have great brands that are recognized not just regionally, not just nationally, but internationally."