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Shooting Industry June 2012 Digital Edition - Page 10
Industry news Remington Awarded Army M4/M4A1 Contract R emington Arms announces the award of an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for a maximum of 120,000 M4/M4A1 carbines by the U.S. Army Contracting Command. The carbines will be produced at Remington’s manufacturing facility in Ilion, N.Y. “Our workforce is extremely proud to be adding this combatproven carbine to the Remington Defense family alongside our combat-proven sniper rifles, suppressors and shotguns,” said John Day, vice president of Remington Defense Division. The M4 and M4A1 carbines are the U.S. Army’s primary individual combat weapons, and will be produced by Remington in accordance with the Army’s M4 technical data package. The Army initially has ordered 24,000 M4A1 carbines from Remington, and deliveries are to begin in September 2013. “We see this award as proof that an American manufacturing company can still expand its product offerings and compete in this modern age to provide best-in-class weaponry to our troops defending freedom around the globe,” said George Kollitides, CEO and executive chairman of Freedom Group and Remington. For more information, visit www.remington.com. Glock Donates $115,000 To NRA G lock Inc. donated $115,000 to the NRA and several of its organizations during the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting in St. Louis. Glock Vice President Gary Fletcher and company spokesman R. Lee Ermey made check presentations to the NRA ($50,000), the NRA Whittington Center ($50,000) and Whittington Center’s Adventure Camp ($15,000). In addition, Glock donated 30 pistols to the NRA Law Enforcement Division (LED). “There are millions of NRA members and thousands of certified NRA firearms instructors who continue to protect our Second Amendment rights and help promote firearms safety. It’s important for us at Glock to recognize that commitment by supporting the NRA and its affiliate organizations,” Fletcher said. This is the third consecutive year Glock has made a $50,000 donation to the NRA and the fourth consecutive donation to the NRA Whittington Center, a comprehensive shooting facility. This marks the 10th consecutive year Glock has donated to the Whittington Center’s Adventure Camp, and fifth consecutive year Glock has donated pistols to NRA LED. Visit www.teamglock.com and www.nra.org. Barrett Supports HAVA With Raffle Taurus Acquires Heritage Mfg. arrett Firearms presented HAVA a check for $69,415, money raised in a 30th Anniversary Raffle. The company donated a one-of-a-kind, nickel-Teflon-coated .50-caliber rifle engraved with the Barrett 30th anniversary logo and “Rifle 1 of 1.” It is marked with serial number “30” and packaged in a Pelican Storm Case. For more information on Barrett, visit www.barrett.net. For more information on HAVA, visit www.honoredveterans.org. B T aurus USA announces the acquisition of Heritage Manufacturing Inc. of Opa Locka, Fla. Terms of the transaction were undisclosed. “This acquisition is a great complement to our Taurus and Rossi products — a perfect fit with our growth strategy to acquire and partner with companies that share our core competency of affordably priced firearms for all shooters,” said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus USA. Jay Bernkrant, company president, and his wife, Maria Diaz, founded Heritage Manufacturing in 1992. The Heritage brand will continue to be marketed, while receiving the full support of the Taurus management and distribution channels. For more information, visit www.taurususa.com. Bushnell Acquires Primos Hunting ushnell Outdoor Products and MidOcean Partners announce that Bushnell has purchased Primos Hunting. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “This acquisition will help further the breadth of our offering to the hunting consumer, and provide the Primos brand with additional resources to pursue new product introductions and expanded market opportunities,” said Blake Lipham, Bushnell Outdoor Products president and CEO. “We are passionate about hunting, and have worked hard to develop high-quality, affordable products that enhance the hunting experience.” said Will Primos, founder and president. Visit www.bushnell.com. B Ronnie Barrett (right), president of Barrett Firearms, presents a check to Tom Taylor, HAVA chairman. 10 JUNE 2012 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com