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In 2021, the Foundation’s Board of Directors chose ten organizations that promote conservation, encourage youth and veteran participation in outdoor sports, and work to improve diversity and...

On June 14, the QuietKat team took to playing in the dirt on their adopted trail, the Elk Drop Trail, for maintenance, upkeep and teambuilding. Taking care of the Gypsum, CO mountain bike trail...

When a young boy reaches out to express gratitude for a Vista Outdoor product, you might have a few guesses of which brands those may be. Recently, a young superfan expressed great thanks and...

Few people choose their career based on one of their own mistakes. For Eric Hanson, Manager, AX Development and Administration at Vista Outdoor, his mistake carved his path. “I was working as...

In 2021, the Foundation’s Board of Directors chose ten organizations that promote conservation, encourage youth and veteran participation in outdoor sports, and work to improve diversity and...

First 100 Years of Federal Every round is a promise. Whether it leaves the muzzle on a hunt, in a match or during a day with friends at a range, it simply needs to perform. It has to hit the mark,...

Food bank volunteers (L to R): Belva Berghammer, Jen Bogar, Stacey Adair, Ward Parker, Doug Lenz, Brody Genzer, Mike Overberg In April, CCI-Speer participated in a fundraiser for its local food...

The United Service Organizations (USO) recently reached out to Remington for program support for the National Guard Professional Education Center (NGPEC) on Camp Robinson in Little Rock, AR. On...

On Nov. 17, the Vista Outdoor Foundation announced its 2021 Grant Partners. The Foundation’s Board of Directors chose ten organizations that promote conservation, encourage youth and veteran...

More than 70 employees on the Remington Centerfire team have a work mom. Shontell “Mother Love” Ford has been leading that team for eight years and has been giving Remington 110% for 27 years....

On Nov. 17, the Vista Outdoor Foundation announced its 2021 Grant Partners. The Foundation’s Board of Directors chose ten organizations that promote conservation, encourage youth and veteran...

On Nov. 17, the Vista Outdoor Foundation announced its 2021 Grant Partners. The Foundation’s Board of Directors chose ten organizations that promote conservation, encourage youth and veteran...

On Nov. 17, the Vista Outdoor Foundation announced its 2021 Grant Partners. Each chosen organization promotes conservation, encourages youth and veteran participation in outdoor sports, and works...

On Nov. 17, the Vista Outdoor Foundation announced its 2021 Grant Partners. The Foundation’s Board of Directors chose ten organizations that promote conservation, encourage youth and veteran...

On Nov. 17, the Vista Outdoor Foundation announced its 2021 Grant Partners. The Foundation’s Board of Directors chose ten organizations that promote conservation, encourage youth and veteran...

According to Anne Beihoffer, a person can learn a lot about leading a team from our equine friends. At one point in her career, she prepared a witty presentation sharing leadership lessons she...

Bob Steelhammer, Chief Digital Officer at Vista Outdoor, was recently selected by CIO Review as a Top 10 Chief Digital Officer for 2022. As part of the vetting, Bob was interviewed by the...

The halls of a high school are packed with nostalgia that can unleash countless memories for a ruminating graduate. Some might picture quartz tiles reflecting a bland row of lockers and an...

Delivering the food: L to R: Tim Friese, Victoria Ashley, Helen Morris, Wedge McKee, Tiffanie Podzemny, Phil Cleveland, Jenny Vanderby, Kim Gelder (Food Bank Director) Colt DeCock, Tom Evola. Not...

Vista Outdoor Inc. was named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Trusted Companies 2022! This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal...

Remington rolled out the red carpet last week for the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, whose staff members toured the company’s facility in Lonoke and welcomed the brand as one of the...

Elliot Layda, Giro In-house photographer, visits many parks to capture stunning images. Pictured here, a self portrait at the Half Dome. See more of Elliot’s work at: www.elliotlayda.com One...

Some of the Wounded Warriors, fishing guides and event organizers Fishing for Life, an organization that serves youth, families, veterans and communities through fishing and outdoor programs,...

Federal Ammunition, in collaboration with Outdoor Sportsman Group (OSG) Publications & Branded Media, recently released a 100-year Anniversary Special Issue magazine entitled Federal: Celebrating...

What if all humans viewed every part life as a learning point? What if our open minds helped us see ourselves and the rest of the world through strange eyes? This, Brian Knight, CCI/Speer, says is...

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Remington Booth, visiting with Kris Carson, Remington Vista Outdoor has made a significant economic investment in Arkansas over the last year or so, including...

Lewiston Police Department and Hal Price, Vista OutdoorOn Jan. 9, 2022, in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, a few employees from CCI/Speer and Federal Ammunition head out to local police...

CCI/Speer has been lighting up the community with good works. Last week, they were able to coordinate a donation to the local food bank as well as hand out 500 hams and 100 turkeys to community...

Vista Outdoor Inc. has announced the acquisition of Stone Glacier, a premium brand focused on ultralightweight, performance hunting gear designed for backcountry use. The addition of Stone Glacier...

Jeanette LaVance has been volunteering for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis Clark Valley for many years. Giving her time to advocate for the children of Lewiston, ID, and Clarkston, WA, has...

An attitude of wanting to be successful. That’s all it took for Manuel Grajeda, HEVI-Shot, to work his way toward what he has today: two daughters, a wife of 26 years, a relationship with God...

The accolades for QuietKat’s innovative and in-demand e-bikes keep rolling in. The Eagle, Colo.-based brand, which Vista acquired earlier this year, scored yet another honor by being named one...

CCI/Speer employees Kendra Mooers, Michelle Garrison, and Melissa Garret decorated a Christmas tree for the Tri-State Hospitals Festival of Trees for its 37th Annual Gala in Lewiston, ID. The...

Fred Ferguson has long been a force on Capitol Hill. The former policy adviser and legislative director for multiple politicians has spent the last four years advocating for issues critical to...

Vista Outdoor is renowned for designing, manufacturing and marketing a range of award-winning and innovative products, but the company’s latest recognition has nothing to do with bike helmets,...

Fred C. Ferguson, Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Vista Outdoor, delivered remarks this morning to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources outlining the company’

Darnetha Elmore, Sr. Director, HR in Ammunition, is well-known among Vista Outdoor employees. She is a straightforward people-person. She greets everyone with a smile, and she was a driving force...

Vista Outdoor was named as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers by Forbes in 2021. Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers was formed from an independent survey of 50,000 employees in 25...

The Vista Outdoor Foundation Board of Directors selected ten non-profit organizations to receive a total of over $600,000 in grants as part of the Foundation’s inaugural grant cycle. The ten...

People often pick a career based on a career assessment, a subject they enjoyed in school or by following a loved ones’ footsteps. Others take a path that ultimately is made one decision at a...

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and his senior economic development team recently toured the Remington Ammunition plant. The tour was meant to highlight the progress made in hiring employee, trainer...

L to R: Sean Enyeart (Centerfire Supervisor), Mike Overberg (Operations), Bill Mackleit (Sr. Director of Operations), Travis West (Centerfire Metal Parts), Kelly Kolb ( Centerfire Value Stream...

Bell recently launched “Under the Helmet,” a new content series that goes behind the scenes and into the lives of some of Bell’s most hardcore, inspiring riders. The series will feature bike...

Vista Outdoor Inc. was recently ranked No. 39 on Investor’s Business Daily‘s 2021 Best ESG Companies list, which recognizes the top 100 businesses with superior Environmental, Social and...

L to R: Doug Jeanneret (Executive Director Kids and Clays), Eliza Graves Sr. Brand Marketing Manager Shooting Accessories, Jeremy Manning Sr. Graphic Designer, Monte Koenigs Product Manager, Lexi...

L to R: Jan Sallawitz, Flavia Olivera, Mikayla Harvey, Lisa Worner, Peter Nicholson At the end of September, a crew from Giro (Scotts Valley, CA) travelled to Switzerland for the first European...

If you’re looking to chat on the phone, he’s not your guy. But if you need a partner in crime to drive a van across the country, compete in a bike race and immediately drive back, he’ll be...

Vista Outdoor today announced the successful closing of its acquisition of Foresight Sports. The acquisition brings two iconic golf brands, Foresight Sports and Bushnell Golf, together under the...

L to R: Angel Love, Jermale Davis, Bob Betthauser, Uttam Shrestha, James Wichern LaToya Brown, HR Generalist at Bushnell/ Outdoor Products organized an event that had the Olathe DC crew throwing...

In August, volunteers from the FBI Minneapolis Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBIMCAAA) gathered at Federal’s Clubhouse Conference Center in Anoka, Minnesota to fill 100 Hope Bags for...

What began in Will Primos’ garage as a passion for perfecting turkey mouth calls has since grown to become a national brand hunters know and trust. Over the past 45 years, Primos Hunting has...

Although Mission and Purpose statements are common, people tend to evaluate what’s behind a company based on what they do, how they treat people and whether employees feel the grass is greenest...

As the West End Gun Club Wounded Warriors Shoot event neared this past June, organizers were concerned they would not be able to locate shotshells in time for the event. Steve Gunderson, Quality...

What do you call a person who is a firefighter, a Copper Plater and a collector of flashy jet boats? Nick. You call him Nick Azevedo. Nick has been with Vista for nine years. He worked with the...

Lonoke employee champions, (L to R): BA Fletcher, Jimmy Lawrence, Logan Henry, Evelyn James, Jon Langenfeld It was heating up in Lonoke this July as Remington employees battled for top honors...

L to R: Justin Smith, Forrest Wilson, Monte Koenigs, Jason Slinkard, Fred Ferguson, Jason Brodbeck, Jon Zinnel, Kris Carson, Jonathan Langenfeld, Laura Stoneburner On July 19, employees of...

It is National Potato Day, and you may not be tater-ly surprised to learn “French Fries” were the hottest potatoes among Vista employees in this week’s internal poll. 37% said fries were the...

Left to Right: Chip Sexton, Clint Allen, Karie Roers, Kim Knapp prep for the 7-mile ride It would be tough to forget the disappointing story last November. Someone in the Minneapolis area took...

July 2021 was earth’s hottest month on record. According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the combined land- and ocean-surface temperature around the...

Congratulations to the fifteen outstanding young people who received this year’s Vista Outdoor $1,000 Learning for Life Scholarship! The Learning for Life Scholarship Program is designed to...

A Better Together story on Vista and our brands support for the Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act. By a vote of 420-0, the United States House of Representatives passed The Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act....

Report details company’s steps to build common ground through outdoor experiences Vista Outdoor released its second annual Environment, Social and Governance Impact Report. The FY2021 Report...

Shelly Hubbard notices a unique piece on the shelves at a whimsy winery gift shop. Etched into wood, the plaque reads “I’m outdoorsy. I drink wine on the porch,” which prompts a hearty laugh...

Knee pads and hydration packs provided needed relief during the search, rescue and recovery and cleanup efforts on-site at the collapsed Florida condo building. A Bereli employee living six blocks...

What could bring a group together better and faster than a learning experience, storytelling and gathering around a bonfire? Four employees, Aimee Martin, Jill Karolewski, Allison Westergard and...

Peaceful coexistence with wildlife and farmers is possible in Tanzania with support from the Grumeti Fund’s UPLIFT community outreach program. Wildlife conservation isn’t limited to the...

CCI Speer is proud of its Academic All-Star scholarship tradition. CCI/Speer partners with the local TV station, KLEW. Each week, the station features a high school student who excels academically...

When you think of a person who does backflips regularly, you might think of a gymnast, a kid on a trampoline or an extreme BMX biker. You might not picture a mom of two flipping from docks, bars,...

Camp Chef leaders take on NASCAR. Why? VRROOM bragging rights!​​​​​​​ Not unlike a typical day on the job, 21 Camp Chef leaders spent the day on the campus of Bridgerland Technical...

Lonoke Police Officer Brandon Ray receives a Life Saving Award and Remington Ammunition participated in honoring his heroism in the line of duty. Earlier this spring, the Lonoke Police stopped an...

There are firefighters, Camp Chef pellet smokers, CCI/Speer employees and supporters and smiles. Summer brings on dry conditions in the Lewis Clark Valley area in Idaho – putting local...

A CCI/Speer #BetterTogether story. Two teams from CCI/Speer in Lewiston, Idaho travelled to Nine Miles Falls, Washington to attend the Ronald McDonald House of the Inland Northwest Sporting Clays...

Most 19-year-olds would agree that attending an out-of-state college is risky. Picking something relatively close to home is, generally speaking, a goal for most teenagers. But never mind the home “

On Wednesday, May 26, Vista Outdoor welcomed e-bike brand QuietKat and hunt-inspired female apparel brand Venor to the Vista Outdoor family of powerhouse brands. QuietKat is an electric bicycle...

The COVID pandemic couldn’t keep the hard-working employees at the Bushnell Distribution Center in Olathe, Kansas from a year-end celebration this past April. Fun and games, food and masks were...

Vista Outdoor has launched the Vista Outdoor Corporate Foundation (the “Foundation”) and an accompanying $3 million initial contribution. The Foundation is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt...

As the customer base and use for smokers and grills evolve, the new logo evolves to keep up with the times. You’ve heard the adage: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”...

SHOCKING when it’s April in Minnesota! But worth the frozen glory to raise funds for Special Olympics Minnesota. COVID guidelines may have challenged the event, but you can’t keep a good team...

If you were to list what motivates you in your career, what makes the top of the list? For Shahzad Dad, Operations Manager with Hunt/Shoot and Ammunition Canada, there are three motivators: new...

You could say every rider has a reason. Whether it’s to burn off a little steam, improve speed, cruise the neighborhood, get to a destination, work on stunts, improve endurance or reach a miles...

CCI/Speer sponsors their regional Special Forces Association’s (SFA) hosting of respites to give active duty Special Operations much-needed family time. SFA Montana hosts four respite events...

Vista Outdoor conservation partner, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP), posted a guest blog from Vista Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Fred Ferguson. Excerpts...

Find out why rhinos are leaving South Africa for their native East Africa. With fewer than 800 left in the world, East African Black Rhinos are a critically endangered species. Native to East...

In a world where titles define us, Malar Nataraja shines. She is an author, teacher, mother, leader, classical dancer, poet, college athlete, biker, immigrant, volunteer… and the list goes on!...

Here is a futuristic twist on “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle” from Federal’s facility in Anoka, Minnesota. A routine 5S exercise turned into an opportunity to donate vices rather than throwing them...

Our Essential Worker Series focuses on manager nominated, stand-out hourly employees who have gone above and beyond in the past year and beyond. This week, we’re featuring Mark Rieland. He is an...

Margaux is not a professional athlete. She is persistent, consistent and willing to push past goals she sets for herself. And, she is making a difference doing what she loves – riding bike. Last...

When Kermit Irwin started sweeping floors at Federal in 1950, nobody would have expected the legacy he’d leave for everyone he met – and some who never met him at all. Irwin worked his way up,...

Bushnell Trail Camera captures footage of the secretive and endangered Okapi. We are sharing this story because it was shared with us by Walt Whitaker at the Bushnell Factory Outlet in Lenexa,...

It’s Engineers Week — a week slated to recognize the work of engineers. We know Vista Outdoor would be nothing without the engineers we employ. That’s why we’ve pulled together a select...

Our Essential Worker Series focuses on manager nominated, stand-out hourly employees who have gone above and beyond in the past year and beyond. This week, we’re featuring Magdia Rodriguez. She...

Kelly Kolb, CCI Speer, has learned to embrace the options in his life. From sports and his career to outdoor recreation, Kelly has delved into all sides of his varying interests – a plan that...

Our Essential Worker Series focuses on manager nominated, stand-out hourly employees who have gone above and beyond in the past year and beyond. This week, we’re featuring Jose Pérez. He is a...

Federal Ammunition is committed to empowering our nation’s injured veterans. Since 2011, Federal Ammunition, headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, has supported Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and...

Our Essential Workers series focuses on manager nominated, stand-out hourly employees who have gone above and beyond in the past year and beyond. This week, we’re featuring Angel Love. Angel...

There’s a chance Remington employees hear an Irishish accent echo through the plant on occasion. If not – it’s bound to be a trend in the future. Charles Wratten, Environment Manager at...

Our Essential Workers series focuses on manager nominated, stand-out hourly employees who have gone above and beyond in the past year and beyond. This week, turn your eyes to Terra Butler, CCI...

CCI/Speer in Lewiston, Idaho used the Christmas holiday as the perfect time to support the greater Lewis Clark Valley area’s Toys for Tots program. The $2,500 donation was put to good use for...

Brittany (Stoeckel) Revolte with her father, Rick Stoeckel. Sharing stories of employees with family roots in the business. ​​​​​​​ In the latest installment of the Straight Shooter...

Federal and CCI/Speer take time to thank their community law enforcement departments, including their K9 dogs! ​​​​​​​ On Friday, Jan. 8, team members from Anoka, Minnesota and...

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