WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Forty-eight employees were laid off at Savage Arms in Westfield on Wednesday.
ATK Sporting bought Savage Arms in May 2013 and also laid off an additional 37 employees on March 31. These are people working in their manufacturing facility. Savage Arms makes firearms for hunters and sport shooters.
A company spokesperson told 22News that the facility still has more than 375 workers and said: “this is necessary to continue to deliver on Savage’s commitment to provide our customers firearms that are proven to be very affordable.”
The affected employees were let go just before the company’s annual two week facility shutdown, which begins on June 27. The spokesperson says all of those former employees will be eligible for benefits determined by their Collective Bargaining Agreement and associated benefit plans.