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Industry news Streamlight Expands Recycle Effort S treamlight Inc. has expanded its participation in Call2Recycle, now allowing its U.S. distributors to choose to be collection sites for the recycling of used rechargeable batteries. “‘Going green’ is imperative in today’s business climate, and Streamlight is proud to offer its U.S. distribution partners the opportunity to participate in this program,” said Ray Sharrah, Streamlight president and CEO. By recycling customers’ rechargeable batteries, Streamlight and its participating dealers will prevent the used products from entering the solid waste stream. Since 1994, more than 50 million pounds of rechargeable batteries have been collected through Call2Recycle. For more information, call 1-800-523-7488 or visit www.streamlight.com. To learn more about Call2Recycle, visit www.call2recycle.org. Winchester Supports NRA Marksmanship W T. Boone Pickens Chairs National Hunting And Fishing Day Boone Pickens, leading philanthropist and one of America’s most influential businessmen, is the honorary chairman of National Hunting and Fishing Day 2011. The annual observance is set for Sept. 24, 2011. “We are excited to have Mr. Pickens as honorary chairman of National Hunting and Fishing Day. It’s good to have the voice and perspective of one of America’s most respected businessmen and philanthropists,” said Misty Mitchell, director of conservation programs for Wonders of Wildlife. Wonders of Wildlife coordinates public education and awareness campaigns to promote traditional outdoor sports. “Hunting and fishing have been such a great part of my life,” Pickens said. “It truly is a privilege to be selected. I hope, through National Hunting and Fishing Day, future outdoorsmen can learn to appreciate everything I was able to enjoy growing up as a kid. I hope to continue hunting and fishing for many years to come.” For more information, visit www.nhfday.org. T. inchester Ammunition has pledged $500,000 to permanently endow the NRA’s Marksmanship Qualification Program, thus becoming the exclusive sponsor of the officially renamed Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program. Open to adults and youngsters, the program measures an individual’s shooting proficiency against established par scores in 13 courses-of-fire across three disciplines: pistol, rifle and shotgun. To learn more about the program, call 1-800-672-3888, ext. 1505, or visit w w w. n r a h q . o rg / youth. For more information about Winchester Ammunition, visit www. winchester.com. Penn. Police Select Remington Shotgun emington Arms has been awarded a contract to provide the Pennsylvania State Police with 1,200 Model 870P 12-gauge shotguns. “We selected Remington shotguns after a complete test and evaluation process. We are excited to work with Remington to provide weapons our troopers need,” said Captain Acken of the Pennsylvania State Police. Remington Armorer’s School instructors also will train Pennsylvania State Police personnel. Delivery of the shotguns began in March. For more information, visit www. remingtonle.com. R Davidson’s Honored By Ruger, Remington avidson’s Inc. has been named 2010 Distributor of the Year by both Sturm, Ruger & Co. and Remington Arms Co. “Davidson’s has proven to be a valuable independent wholesale distributor for Ruger year after year, delivering high sales numbers and superior performance on all Ruger promotions,” said Chris Killoy, Ruger vice president of sales and marketing. “Davidson’s provided tremendous support of the Remington Firearms brand in 2010, posting two years of consecutive growth and having 2010 growth that outpaced all others,” said Mike Jensen, Remington vice president of distribution sales. “It is extremely gratifying to receive this award from two historic and world-leading firearms manufacturers in the same year. These awards are a testament to the hard work of Davidson’s employees,” said Bryan Tucker, Davidson’s CEO and president. For more information, visit www.davidsonsinc.com. D Freedom Group Relocates Bushmaster Firearms F reedom Group announces it is relocating the manufacturing operation of Bushmaster Firearms International from Windham, Maine, to Ilion, N.Y. “As competition in today’s global marketplace remains intense, consolidation of our manufacturing processes and operating systems allow us to provide Bushmaster customers with the highest-quality products, while maintaining a competitive position in the marketplace. We are committed to the Bushmaster brand, its core product offerings and bringing innovative new Bushmaster firearms to our customers,” said John Trull, Freedom Group’s vice president, product management and marketing, firearms. Company officials say they expect the relocation to create 40 to 50 new positions at the Ilion facility. They also indicated the move will have no impact on customers or the existing supply base. For more information, visit www.freedom-group.com. 14 JUNE 2011 Read SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com