Second Win Since Inaugural Award Presentation in 2012
North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, was presented with the “2014 Innovator of the Year” Award during the opening night festivities at the 2014 National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesaler (NASGW) Expo & 41st Annual Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas. During the annual Awards Reception and Dinner, NASGW recognizes those manufacturers who contribute significantly to the successful business climate of its wholesale members. This is the second time that Mossberg has been recognized as Innovator of the Year, since the inception of this prestigious award in the 2012.
“Recognition for developing the most innovative products is a tremendous honor, particularly when this acknowledgement comes from our customers,” commented Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And in such a competitive market, Mossberg is extremely proud, and humbled, to be a two-time recipient of the innovator award. Developing, manufacturing and marketing the highest-quality, leading-edge firearms are the focus of our entire team.”
Mossberg recently announced increased manufacturing capabilities with the expansion of their Texas-based facility and bolstered several of their most-innovative firearm platforms in 2014, including 7.62mm (308 Win) chamberings in their ground-breaking MVP™ Series of bolt-action rifles and new 20-gauge and 22LR offerings to their FLEX™ System of shotguns and rifles. Joining forces with other family-focused partners, such as the Duck Commanders and pro-shooters, Jerry, Kay and Lena Miculek, brings higher visibility to the company’s product lines and increases product demand for distribution partners.
The NASGW Expo & Annual Meeting provides educational, marketing and communications opportunities for hunting, sporting goods and shooting sports wholesalers and manufacturers. This year’s event is being held at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, through Friday, October 17, 2014.
About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at mossberg.com.