Ruger Named "Manufacturer of the Year" for Sixth Year in a Row
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) has been presented with the Firearms Manufacturer of the Year award by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers for the sixth consecutive year during the Association's 39th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. The award was presented to Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Killoy by NASGW Chairman of the Board Jack Baumler of W.L. Baumler Company.
"We are extremely pleased and grateful to receive this award once again," said Killoy. “We continue to strive to meet the needs of independent wholesalers and the demands of their customers, the retailers and consumers, through development and timely delivery of innovative new products. We also focus on marketing promotions and communication tools that will benefit distributors of Ruger firearms as strong wholesaler support and cooperation are vital to our success. We thank NASGW members for their continued business and support,” Killoy concluded.
NASGW Wholesaler members evaluate the performance of manufacturers on distribution policy, marketing, sales and promotion, logistics and operations, and NASGW and industry support. The assessment of manufacturer performance is designed to provide a balanced appraisal that recognizes the best manufacturer in each respective category. The NASGW Awards recognize top manufacturers who best demonstrate a commitment to two-step distribution and who provide outstanding value and service.
About Sturm, Ruger
Sturm, Ruger was founded in 1949 and is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. Sturm, Ruger is headquartered in Southport, CT, with manufacturing facilities located in Newport, NH and Prescott, AZ.
The Company may, from time to time, make forward-looking statements and projections concerning future expectations. Such statements are based on current expectations and are subject to certain qualifying risks and uncertainties, such as market demand, sales levels of firearms, anticipated castings sales and earnings, the need for external financing for operations or capital expenditures, the results of pending litigation against the Company, the impact of future firearms control and environmental legislation, and accounting estimates, any one or more of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company undertakes no obligation to publish revised forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date such forward-looking statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of subsequent unanticipated events.
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