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Industry news Pelican Receives Presidential “E” Award P elican Products was awarded the Presidential “E” Award for Exports in May. The award was presented by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson at the White House. The “E” Award is the highest recognition a U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. “‘E’ Award winners like Pelican Products have excelled in this effort, demonstrating four years of successive export growth. It is companies like this that are helping to grow our economy and put more Americans back to work,” Bryson said. Pelican’s President and CEO Lyndon Faulkner and COO John Padian accepted the award. Congresswoman Janice Hahn, who represents the 36th Congressional District (which includes the company’s Torrance, Calif., corporate headquarters), also was present. “Pelican takes pride in selling high-quality products in every corner of the world and, most importantly, helping to create good jobs for American workers. We’re honored to receive the President’s ‘E’ Award, and feel it reflects Pelican’s continued commitment to its export business,” Faulkner said. Forty-one U.S. companies and organizations were presented with the “E” Award in May during World Trade Week ceremonies in Washington, D.C. From left, Pelican COO John Padian, Commerce Secretary John Bryson, Congresswoman Janice Hahn and Pelican President/CEO Lyndon Faulkner. Follow Us On Facebook www.facebook.com/shootingindustry HAVA Hosts Hunt For Disabled Women Vets onored American Veterans Afield (HAVA), in cooperation with Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), hosted a Central Texas wild hog hunt in early March for disabled women veterans. “HAVA people truly understand the challenges that disabled military men and women face in adjusting to civilian life,” said David Bradshaw, Texas director of PVA and a disabled veteran. “The shooting sports industry can be proud to be represented by such a quality organization, which, in only five years, has made a real difference in the lives of hundreds of disabled Texas veterans — both women and men.” This unique opportunity was the first hunting experience for some of the women participating. “HAVA is here to serve these women and men, because our industry wants to express its deep appreciation for the valiant efforts of these extraordinary people who were ‘all in’ when America needed their commitment,” said Tom Taylor, HAVA chairman. Visit www.honoredveterans.org. H World’s Finest Magazines MEC-GAR is proud to offer “Optimum” - our new and unique series of high capacity flush-fit pistol magazines. The new design of the magazine housing and interlinked magazine components, together with a special Anti-Friction Coating offer far superior performance even in difficult operational environments. The increased firepower of MEC-GAR “Optimum” magazines can be further raised by an optional “Plus Two” adapter. “Plus Two” is a new set of hollow butt-plate and inner base to raise the capacity of the MEC-GAR “Optimum” magazine by 2-rounds and stick out only 5/8” from the butt of the pistol! Available For: Beretta 92FS 9mm 18rd / 20rd Beretta 96FS .40S&W 13rd / 15rd Para-Ordnance P14 .45ACP 14rd SIG P226 9mm 18rd / 20rd SIG P226 .40S&W 13rd / 15rd Springfield XD 9mm 18rd Springfield XD .40S&W 13rd Taurus PT92 9mm 18rd / 20rd Taurus PT100 .40S&W 13rd / 15rd Mec-Gar USA, Inc., 905 Middle Street, Middletown, CT 06457 Tel: (800) 632-4271 Fax: (860) 635-1712 www.mec-gar.com “OPTIMUM”. THE WORLD’S BEST MAGAZINES 12 JULY 2012 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com

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