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Industry news llett Brothers has selected the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) to receive $25,000, which was raised during a silent auction held in conjunction with the 2012 Annual Ellett Brothers Dealer Showcase in Columbia, S.C., in January. According to Ellett Brothers, thanks to generous vendor donations and dealer participation, the national distributor has raised over $68,000 since 2009 for the YSSA. “The contributions and support received from the Ellett Brothers family has enabled the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance to overcome many of the limiting factors to the growth of youth shooting sports programs nationwide, which are attributable to (lack of) equipment and supplies,” said Steve Miller, YSSA executive director. For more information, visit www.ellettbrothers.com. E Ellett Brothers Supports Youth Shooting Alliance eatherby has moved its Mark V rifle production to the company’s headquarters in Paso Robles, Calif. Mark V rifles had been manufactured in Brainerd, Minn., since 1999. “By going in-house, we can more easily oversee and control all aspects of craftsmanship, production, quality control and shipping,” said Ed Weatherby, company president. Weatherby introduced the Mark V action in 1958. The first Mark V models were made in the company’s facility in South Gate, Calif. Over the years, Weatherby has built the Mark V action in factories from the U.S. and Germany to Japan. For more information, visit www.weatherby.com. W Weatherby Moves Mark V Production To Calif. Weatherby Mark V Deluxe N Nation’s Best Sports Presents Sales Service Award ation’s Best Sports (NBS) presented the 2011 Outstanding Service Award to Proactive Sales & Marketing’s Southwest sales manager Rodney Smith, at its semiannual spring market held in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 3-7. The award recognized Smith’s efforts on behalf of NBS and its member dealers during 2011. For more information, visit www.nationsbestsports.com. tis Technology has named Joe Crosby of Ken Jefferies Associates as its 2011 Sales Rep of the Year, and Jeff Robles and Associates as Sales Rep Agency of the Year. Crosby and Ken Jefferies Associates represent Otis in the Southeast. Crosby was recognized for “great initiative in opening new accounts within his territory.” Jeff Robles and Associates, representing Otis in the Western U.S., were recognized for their “high degree of professionalism when interacting with their accounts, as well as with Otis personnel.” For more information, visit www.otisgun.com. O Otis Technology Announces 2011 Sales Awards Follow Us On Facebook www.facebook.com/shootingindustry 10 APRIL 2012 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com

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