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Industry news Crimson Trace, Camp Patriot Partner For Hunt Otis Technology Receives Productivity Award tis Technology has received the 2012 Productivity Achievement Award from Modern Materials Handling (MMH) magazine for the use of mobile robots in its manufacturing operations. The award was announced in the February 2012 issue of the publication. As part of its ongoing lean manufacturing initiative, Otis partnered with RMT Robotics in 2009 to introduce the ADAM autonomous mobile robot to its manufacturing operation in upstate New York. “Otis has never been afraid to use technology as a means to help make our operations more efficient. We identified excessive amounts of material transportation within our process during initial stages of lean implementation, and have since utilized the ADAMs to move material throughout the facility,” said Harold Philbrick, Otis director of operations. According to Philbrick, Otis’ added output has led to shorter lead times and higher ontime delivery, while improved operating efficiency has led to better inventory accuracy. For more information, visit www.otisgun.com. C rimson Trace and Camp Patriot recently teamed up to provide a high-tech hog hunt in Texas for two Special Forces service members, wounded in Afghanistan. Utilizing the latest in infrared technology from CTC Defense, the pair stalked feral pigs in complete darkness, using modern sporting rifles. “CTC continues to lead the way in mission-critical products for the warfighter, and also continues to champion the cause of giving back to those who have given,” said Micah Clarke, founder of Camp Patriot. “When we decided to put on a tactical hog hunt, we must have hit a nerve with some of our industry friends, as the level of support has been outstanding,” said Kent Thomas, director of marketing for Crimson Trace. i2Technologies supplied night-vision systems for the hunt, while Trijicon, Leupold and Warne donated scopes and mounts. Nosler provided custom-loaded ammo. For more information, visit www.crimsontrace.com and www.camppatriot.com. O Hawke Sport Optics Expands U.S. Facility awke Sport Optics LLC has expanded its facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., doubling the warehouse and administrative spaces. “While many companies have had to streamline their operations or even close facilities, the tremendous growth at Hawke in recent years has made it necessary to double our footprint in Fort Wayne,” said Jim Jordan, Hawke general manager. Hawke Sport Optics, which has historically done business in the UK and throughout Europe, is still a relative newcomer to the U.S. market. Known for its crossbow scopes, Hawke also offers riflescopes and binoculars. For more information, visit www.hawkeoptics.com or www.facebook.com/hawkesportoptics. H SIG SAUER Announces Expansion IG SAUER announces plans to expand the company’s domestic production capabilities through the acquisition of a new facility at the Pease International Tradeport in Newington, N.H. The new facility will be home to the company’s corporate and manufacturing areas. The state-of-the-art property will provide SIG SAUER with three times the usable workspace of its current Exeter, N.H., headquarters, originally acquired in 1990. “Our current headquarters has reached its maximum manufac- S turing capability. This will allow us to maximize our production capabilities, as well as improve efficiency in manufacturing,” said Ron Cohen, SIG SAUER president and CEO. The transition to the Newington site, 15 miles northeast of Exeter, is expected to be complete by mid-2013. For more information, visit www.sigsauer.com. FNH USA Announces Partnership NH USA LLC has signed an exclusive partnership with Olathe, Kan.-based OMB Guns to provide its full line of law enforcement products to the U.S. market. “OMB Guns is uniquely positioned to provide FN L.E. products to local and state law enforcement personnel nationwide. This will help get the most reliable, high-quality firearms in the hands of the men and women who protect our citizens ev- F ery day,” said Ken Pfau, FNH USA senior vice president for commercial and law enforcement sales. For more information, visit www.fnhusa.com and www. ombguns.com. Sign Up For Your Free Subscription To SI Digital. Visit www.shootingindustry.com 12 MAY 2012 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com