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Shooting Industry January 2010 - Page 24
Industry news NASGW Presents 2009 Achievement Awards T he National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) presented its 2009 Industry Achievement Awards during its Annual Meeting and Expo in Reno, Nev., in November. The awards were determined by NASGW wholesaler members who evaluated the performance of top manufacturers on four key criteria: distribution policy; marketing, sales and promotion; logistics and operations; and NASGW and industry support. The 2009 winners are: Accessories Manufacturer of the Year: Birchwood Casey Firearms Manufacturer of the Year: Sturm, Ruger & Co. Ammunition Manufacturer of the Year: Winchester Ammunition Chairman’s Award for Industry Leadership: National Shooting Sports Foundation. For more information, visit www. nasgw.org. Coverage of the NASGW Annual Meeting and Expo will be presented in the February issue of Shooting Industry. SportLock, MSE Worldwide Announce Joint Venture S portLock LLC and MSE Worldwide LLC announce a joint marketing venture. “Our product lines are very complementary and we are excited about being able to market them together,” according to a joint statement. SportLock manufactures hard gun and bow cases and mall electronic safes. MSE Worldwide manufactures Life Jacket for Firearms safety cases and Seeker Security metal detectors. Bob Kufahl, general manager at SportLock, will spearhead the marketing of both companies’ products to the outdoor market. Alan Teichelman and Clyde Caceres of MSE Worldwide will lead the marketing effort for the law enforcement, military and security markets. For more information, visit www.sportlockllc.com and www.mseworldwide.com. 24 Read SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com • SHOT SHOW EXTRA SUPER ISSUE 2010