ATK Wins 2009 Cabela Lifetime Business Achievement Award
Orlando –-(AmmoLand.com)- ATK, whose business groups include the nation’s largest ammunition manufacturer, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2009 Cabela Lifetime Business Achievement Award. The presentation was made today during a Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show reception at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
The award was received by Mark DeYoung, President of ATK Armament Systems and was presented by Tommy Millner, president of American Heritage Arms and Randy Moeller, Marketing Manager for Cabela’s Inc.
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance created the award in 2006 to honor the Cabela family's dedication to protecting outdoor sports, including hunting, fishing, and trapping. It is presented to companies that demonstrate the same passion and commitment to protecting America’s outdoor heritage as the Cabelas.
“This is our way of honoring the Cabela family and other leaders in the outdoor business community for their efforts to defend our rights,” said Bud Pidgeon, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance president.
ATK Armament Systems is the nation’s largest producer of commercial and military ammunition. For years, ATK’s Federal Premium Ammunition line has proven a dedicated supporter of conservation.
Federal Premium actively promoted the establishment of the Wildlife Restoration Fund in the 1930s, a critical source of revenue for wildlife management agencies. It has also sponsored training programs for new instructors in the Boy Scouts and 4-H, invested in programs to train wildlife professionals on the importance of hunting to conservation, and supported organizations that protect wildlife habitat.
Cabela’s, known as the World's Foremost Outfitter, has grown and prospered from simple beginnings to become the world’s largest direct marketer, and a leading specialty retailer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. www.cabelas.com
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance is a national association of sportsmen and sportsmen’s organizations that protects the rights of hunters, anglers and trappers in the courts, legislatures, at the ballot, in Congress and through public education programs. For more information about the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance and its work, call (614) 888-4868 or visit its website, www.ussportsmen.org.
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