Kimber this week announced the company’s official headquarters has shifted to Troy, Alabama, where the gunmaker has been expanding in recent years. 

Founded originally in Oregon, Kimber called Yonkers, New York home for more than 20 years while quietly expanding operations to Montana and Alabama. Earlier this year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a notorious anti-gun Democrat, issued sweeping stay-at-home COVID-19 mandates that did not recognize the firearm industry as essential with the effect of closing down Kimber’s Yonkers facility for a time, along with Remington’s Ilion, New York location.

That may have been the final straw for Kimber, as the company announced Monday they are “hiring aggressively in all departments” to fill Troy’s 225,000 square feet of space, which is “now home to industry-leading design engineering, product management, and manufacturing capabilities.”

Kimber says they are well ahead of schedule on hiring and interested in qualified applicants “across multiple positions and business areas including CNC technicians, machinists, quality control specialists, lean technicians, design engineers, compliance analysts, customer service representatives, materials planners, maintenance technicians, finishing operators, and assembly technicians.”

“Kimber is a great place to work, especially if you love firearms,” said Pedi Gega, director of assembly and product finishing in a statement. “We have two indoor gun ranges, one outdoor range, a state-of-the-art design and prototype fabrication center, and a dynamic team of professionals who pride themselves in producing firearms with unmatched attention to detail, design and performance. Every Kimber firearm