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Shooting Industry January 2011 - Page 19

Industry news Glock Donates $550,000-Plus In 2010 G lock Inc. made two donations totaling $70,000 on Oct. 25, 2010, during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Orlando, Fla., bringing the company’s charitable giving for 2010 to more than $550,000. Craig Dutton, assistant national sales manager for Glock Inc., presented $50,000 to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Charity, and $20,000 to the Drug Enforcement Administration Survivors Benefit Fund (DEA SBF). Glock’s donations to C.O.P.S. for the past four years total $200,000. C.O.P.S. supports friends and families of law enforcement officers dealing with the grief caused after the loss of an officer. The DEA SBF is a nonprofit organization that supports surviving family members of employees of the United States Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration, as well as deputized Task Force officers, killed in the line of duty. From left, Craig Dutton, of Glock, presents a check to For more information, visit Richard Crock, DEA supervisory special agent, assisted by R. Lee Ermey. fter a year and a half of construction, Umarex USA officially opened its new facility in Fort Smith, Ark., in mid-October. More than 150 people, including area citizens, state and city officials, and Umarex employees gathered for the ceremony. The new North American headquarters for Umarex is six miles from its previous location. Umarex has been a manufacturer of airguns for more than 35 years. According to Umarex, the investment in the new facility is based on the growth the company has experienced since the leasing of a 30,000 square foot Fort Smith building in June of 2006. All operations have now moved from that facility to the new building, which has nearly 117,000 square feet of floor space, with 30,000 square feet dedicated for future assembly and manufacturing. “The support we have received from all of our partners, and our caring group of employees, has provided us with the means to be successful in the economic situation our country is now experiencing,” said Adam Blalock, Umarex USA president and CEO. Umarex USA reports that it plans to employ 60 to 120 people over the next three years. This is in addition to the more than 80 sales representatives located throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit Umarex USA Opens New Facility A LaserMax Achieves QMISAI Global Certification aserMax Inc. has earned certification by QMISAI Global for the latest revision of the ISO 9000 standard — ISO 9001:2008. Prior to awarding the certification to LaserMax, QMI conducted an intensive threeday audit of the company’s processes and procedures to verify compliance of its Quality Management System to the ISO standard. The ISO 9000 certification signifies that each step of the design, development and production process is tightly controlled and consistently applied. For more information, visit L NEW BUSINESS YEAR EXTRA 2011 • 19

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