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Industry news Bushnell, Music Star Benefit Folds Of Honor B ushnell Outdoor Products announces a music download donation partnership with country music star and awardwinning TV host Craig Morgan to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation. A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Army, Morgan has written and dedicated “What Matters Most” to American servicemen and -women through Folds of Honor. All proceeds from the downloads will support the Fold of Honor mission to provide post-secondary educational scholarships to the children and spouses of disabled and fallen soldiers. Bushnell, a Folds of Honor corporate partner and sponsor of Craig Morgan AllAccess Outdoors, is donating the first 10,000 song downloads. Once the song has been downloaded 10,000 times, it will be available for $1, or consumers can donate $5, $25, $50 or $100 to Folds of Honor through the “What Matters Most” download platform. The song may be downloaded at www.whatmattersmost. foldsofhonor.org. For more information, visit www.bushnell.com and www.foldsofhonor.org. Brownells Hosts Gunsmith Career Fair early 200 students and more than 50 exhibitors turned out for Brownells’ 6th Annual Gunsmith Career Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, in March. Companies with job openings accepted applications, and many conducted on-the-spot interviews. “We’ve met a couple of good prospects with the CNC [machine] knowledge we need,” said Peter Noreen, with The Gun Room Co. LLC. “This is the first time we’ve been here. Brownells is to be commended for putting this on.” “I’ve applied with Nu-Line, Hornady, Satern and Scheels,” said Molly Kail, gunsmithing student. “I think Nu-Line is very interested.” A total of 77 students received sponsor-funded scholarships to assist with educational expenses, and more than 100 prizes were raffled off. Students also attended 10 seminars, ranging from proper stock layout to building a successful business plan. “The career fair is another way Brownells can help to strengthen the firearms industry and those who earn a living in it. We are privileged to provide this venue for students and esSteve Lauer (center), of Dura-Coat, talks with tablished companies to interact,” said gunsmithing students at Brownells Gunsmith Pete Brownell, president and CEO. Visit www.gunsmithcareerfair.com. Career Fair. N Flint Holdings Acquires Montana Decoy F lint Holdings recently acquired Montana Decoy. “Montana Decoy has built an incredible brand over the last decade,” said Guy Weaver, CEO of Flint Holdings. “Our goal is to continue to provide innovation and bring new products to market that are relative to a hunter’s success.” The company will retain Montana Decoy founder, Jerry McPherson, as head of product development and quality assurance. “We have assembled an incredible group that will take this company to the next level, starting with some incredible products we will release in 2013,” McPherson said. Flint Holdings will move all manufacturing and shipping operations from Colstrip, Mont., to its plant in Plymouth, Conn. Visit www.montanadecoy.com. 20 JULY 2012 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com