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Manufacturer of the Year. “This award is a testament to our ability to service our customers and the industry as a whole with innovative products, sales programs, shipping and customer service,” said Steve Hornady, company president. Leupold & Stevens received the Optics Manufacturer of the Year award. “Our relationships with distributors are extremely important, and we are proud they have recognized our efforts to provide outstanding value, service and support,” said York, Leupold vice president. For the fourth consecutive year, Birchwood Casey was honored as the Accessories Manufacturer of the Year. NASGW also presented the Chairman’s Award for Industry Leadership, which recognizes an individual, company or organization for distinguished service to the shooting sports industry. The 2011 Chairman’s Award for Industry Leadership was presented to Hewitt Grant, chairman of the board of United Sporting Companies. Grant was honored for “his 40-plus years of outstanding performance to the sporting goods industry.” This year’s NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting will be held Nov. 6-9, 2012 at Orlando World Center Marriott Resort, Orlando, Fla. The 2013 expo will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Resort, Grapevine, Texas. Visit for more information on the organization’s events, services and programs. 9 Mark Your Calendars During the NASGW event, the association announced grants to two nonprofit organizations to support industry efforts in advancing youth sports and congressional support. A $10,000 donation was presented to the Youth Shooting Hewitt Grant (center) accepts the Chairman’s Award for Industry LeaderSports Alliance. A $25,000 donation was awarded to the ship from Kent Williams (left), NASGW vice chairman, and Jack Baumler, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. NASGW chairman. Supporting The Industry This isn’t just an “Americanized” 7.62x39, it’s a .22LR, 5.56 NATO, 6.5 Grendel, 6.8 SPC, .458 Socom, .50 Beowulf, and more. One gun with multiple caliber options, and it’s completely adaptable in 90 seconds. SHOT Show Booth #2906 Rifle platforms starting at $899, Conversion kits starting at $445. SEE IT IN ACTION AT 38 FEBRUARY 2012 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL

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