Today marks the end of an era, as the Remington Arms plant in the Mohawk Valley is set to close. It was one of many companies on the state Department of Labor's WARN or "work adjustment and retraining notification" notices.

The notice filed by RemArms lists today as the last day for work for hundreds.

What You Need To Know

  •  Remington Arms now operates as RemArms out of Georgia

  •  More than 300 New York employees' final days at work are this month

  • Remington was a major employer in New York starting in the early 1800s

The plant manufactures Remington-branded guns. But what's next for the employees and the community now that the plant that's supported both for years is shutting down?

Things for employees and the region have been rough the last several years, between layoffs and when Remington Arms filed for bankruptcy, ultimately being purchased by the Roundhill Group and relocating to Georgia.

The closure is expected to affect about 300 employees.

Herkimer Working Solutions is offering support to help with resumes, training and opportunities for the RemArms employees losing their jobs. Locally, leaders are optimistic about new good paying jobs for workers to transition to.

“There are thousands of jobs available in their skill set. In the three-county area where we are regionally here, there are thousands of jobs available. I know a lot of the manufacturers have already reached out to the employees of Remington. Our goal is to try to take what’s coming negatively and try to switch it into a positive," says Vincent Bono, a former Herkimer County legislator.

There are concerns about how the closure will financially impact the Village of Ilion. Leaders hope the plant doesn’t sit vacant, and that it will be given new purpose. Spectrum News 1 reached out to RemArms and awaits a response.