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Shooting Industry November 2011 Digital Edition - Page 16
Industry news he U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded Benchmade Knife Co. its Gold Certification LEED EB: O&M for its facility in Oregon City, Ore. This award recognizes an extensive effort by Benchmade to adhere to a number of environmentally rigorous standards. Benchmade is the first Oregon manufacturing company to achieve this Gold Certification. The USGBC’s LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system. “Our entire workforce played a role in helping us get LEED Gold,” said Les de Asis, president and CEO of Benchmade. “These efforts will pay off in terms of reducing our environmental impact, as well as improving our bottom line.” For more information, visit www.benchmade.com T Benchmade Receives “Green” Award T Easton Foundations Fund Grants he Easton Foundations have partnered with the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) for the second time to provide $300,000 in grant assistance for schools to enroll in the NASP. Over the next few months, each of the 47 NASP states, five provinces and Washington, D.C. will be allocated $6,000. “Support of the NASP School Equipment Grant Program allows us to assist more schools and leverage the great work of the NASP organization and state coordinators,” said Greg Easton, Easton Foundations president. Last year’s grants were intended to assist 300 schools, but 517 new NASP schools actually received grants. For more information about the Easton Foundations, visit www.esdf.org. For more about NASP, visit www.nasparchery.com. Streamlight Recycles 9,300 Pounds Of Batteries S treamlight announces it and several of its U.S. distribution partners recycled more than 9,300 pounds of rechargeable batteries as of early August. “‘Going green’ is imperative in today’s business climate, and we are proud to do our part,” said Ray Sharrah, Streamlight president and CEO. “Streamlight and its participating dealers that are serving as battery collection sites are joining thousands of businesses nationwide that understand how battery recycling contributes to a healthy and safe environment for our communities.” Streamlight’s participating U.S. dealers and its corporate headquarters recycled the batteries in partnership with Call2Recycle, the only free rechargeable battery collection program in North America. Visit www.streamlight.com. For more information on Call2Recyle, visit www. call2recycle.org. AIMING INSURANCE. Integrated laser control for your LC9 At less than half the cost of a leading competitor, LaserLyte’s® side mount laser is the most effective addition you can make to your Ruger® LC9. It’s so streamlined, you’ll forget it’s even there until you need it. MSRP: $99.95 Part # CK-AMF9 928.649.3201 | LaserLyte.com 16 NOVEMBER 2011 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL www.shootingindustry.com