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Shooting Industry July 2010 - Page 16

Industry news Brownells Holds Career Fair, Expands Warehouse B rownells held its fourth annual Gunsmith Career Fair April 23-24 in Des Moines, Iowa, with more than 150 gunsmithing school students and experienced gunsmiths attending. “Congrats on sponsoring such a wonderful event. I’m very excited to start my career in gunsmithing,” said Daniel Williams (Colorado School of Trades), who was hired by STI International after the event. “The career fair was one of the most worthwhile events in the firearms industry I have been a part of. I will be with you again in 2011,” said Alex Hamilton, of the American Custom Pistolsmiths Guild. Brownells plans to expand the event for next year. The event will be held April 15-16, 2011, at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott. “The gun industry is a bright spot in today’s economy, with companies hiring employees instead of laying them off. We have some ideas to grow the Career Fair and make it even better for next year,” said Pete Brownell, company president. in the 1970s, and we’ve had to add on evVisit for ery five years. What’s really neat is we’ve the latest updates. been able to expand without losing the Also from Brownells, the company says personal service our customers deserve.” a 37,000-square-foot expansion of its MonFor more information, visit www. tezuma, Iowa, warehouse is well underway. The new space calls for the addition of several employees, plus more technology, to assist with order picking and packing. “I remember working for Dad in the basement of the old movie theater on the town square,” said CEO Frank Brownell. “We couldn’t imagine filling the current building when Attendees at Brownells’ fourth annual Gunsmith Career Fair take part we moved in back in the seminar “Time = Money.” 16 JULY 2010 Read SI DIGITAL

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