NASGW Announces Annual Award Nominees

NASGW Announces Annual Award Nominees

National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW)

ANKENY, Iowa -( The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, is proud to announce the nominees for this year's NASGW Leadership Awards.

Each year, NASGW Awards the top optics, accessory, ammunition, and firearms manufacturers who best demonstrate a commitment to the two-step distribution process, and who provide outstanding value and service.

Wholesaler members evaluate the performance of manufacturers on four key criteria; distribution policy, marketing, sales and promotion; logistics and operations and NASGW and industry support.

This comprehensive assessment of manufacturer performance has been designed to provide a more balanced appraisal that truly recognizes the best of the best according to NASGW distributor members.

This year's nominees are:

Firearm Manufacturer of the Year:

  • Daniel Defense, Inc.
  • FN America, LLC
  • Glock, Inc.
  • Kel-Tec
  • Ruger
  • Smith & Wesson
  • Springfield, Inc.

Optics Manufacturer of the Year:

  • Burris Company, Inc.
  • E.O. Tech
  • Leupold
  • Trijicon
  • TRUGLO, Inc.

Ammunition Manufacturer of the Year:

  • Aguila
  • Fiocchi U.S.A.
  • Hornady
  • Magtech
  • PMC Ammunition
  • Remington
  • Winchester

Accessory Manufacturer of the Year:

  • Birchwood Casey
  • Bulldog Cases
  • Crimson Trace
  • Maglula Ltd.
  • Magpul
  • ProMag Industries

Importer of the Year:

  • Aguila
  • American Tactical, Inc.
  • Armscor Precision International
  • Century Arms
  • CZ-USA
  • IWI US, Inc.
  • Legacy Sports International
  • Walther Arms, Inc.

Innovator of the Year:

  • Birchwood Casey
  • Colt’s Manufacturing
  • CZ-USA
  • Glock Inc.
  • O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
  • Ruger
  • Springfield, Inc.

Award recipients will be announced at the Annual Awards Dinner & Reception at this year's NASGW Expo on October 17th in San Antonio, TX.

The awards dinner will set the stage for three days of productive meetings as distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer's reps and media prepare for the coming sales year.

About NASGW:

The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers is comprised of wholesalers, manufacturers, independent sales reps, media and service providers – both national and international – all of whom are primarily focused on shooting sports equipment and accessories. As a trade association representing the business interests of its members, NASGW’s mission is to bring shooting sports buyers and sellers together.

For more information about the NASGW, visit the association’s website.

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