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Industry news Auto-Numatic Expands Manufacturing uto-Numatic Corp. has acquired the land surrounding its Fort Worth, Texas, headquarters for a planned expansion of the manufacturing facility for AirForce Airguns and BKL Technologies. “Made in the USA has always meant something for me. Keeping the jobs in the U.S. has never been optional, just like quality. You have to have both,” said John A McCaslin, Auto-Numatic CEO. AirForce Airguns has been designing and producing pre-charged airguns in Fort Worth for more than 15 years. Auto-Numatic acquired BKL Technologies in 2009 as its U.S. manufacturer of mounts, rings and levels for rimfire and airgun dovetail rail systems using U.S.produced raw materials. Auto-Numatic launched AirForce International last year as its airgun import division. Visit, www. and Firearms Business Insurance Wholesalers & Distributors • Retail Sales • Manufacturers & Importers Ammunition & Bullet Manufacturers • Indoor & Outdoor Ranges Trap, Skeet & Sporting Clay Fields • Gunsmiths • Firearms Instructors Providing Quality Insurance Products to the Firearms Industry for Over 25 Years. ATW Companies Relocates Metalform TW Companies, provider of engineered metal manufacturing solutions, has consolidated its manufacturing capabilities by relocating the Metalform product line operations to its Warwick, R.I., facility. Company officials say the move will improve the reliability and quality of Metalform’s magazines, and bring a renewed technology focus to new product development. Metalform’s capabilities include deep drawing, stamping and pistol magazine fabrication. A.T. Wall, ATW’s precision stamping and tube-drawing subsidiary, acquired Metalform, formerly based in New Britain, Conn., in 2011. Visit A Coverage Available in All 50 States. Endorsed by • • 800.526.2199 JCI-68 InsJournalMagAd_20091007.indd 1 10/7/09 10:31 AM Ellett Supports YSSA E Chiappa Firearms innovator Chiappa has a new player on their team – the M9 pistol. The latest addition to Chiappa’s line of quality firearms, the M9 is a true and faithful reproduction of the original, chambered in .22LR. Along with its cousin the 1911-22, these two reproduction handguns are “must haves” for serious collector-shooters. SEE your local gun dealertoday! llett Brothers has selected the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance (YSSA) to receive $35,000, funds raised during a silent auction at the 2013 Annual Ellett Brothers Dealer Showcase in January. Since 2009, Ellett Brothers has raised more than $103,000 for YSSA. The distributor thanked its vendors for their donations and its dealers for their participation. “The contributions and support received from the Ellett Brothers family has enabled the Youth Shooting Sports Alliance to overcome many of the limiting factors to the growth of youth shooting sports programs nationwide that are attributable to equipment and supplies,” said Steve Miller, YSSA executive director. Visit and Subscribe to SI Digital IT’S FREE 12 MARCH 2013 Subscribe to SI DIGITAL

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