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It was another successful showing for Vista Outdoor brands at this year’s Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show 2018. Our hunting and shooting brands, along with Camp Chef and CamelBak,...

2018 is the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act as well as the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. With the passage of the National Trails System Act in 1968, America was given a gift –...

Congratulations go to the Pipe Shop team at the Federal Cartridge Facilities department. They installed a pre-heat coil in one of the nine new make-up air units, which is designed to use recovered...

The Federal Premium Anoka Rimfire Leadership and Support Team in Anoka, Minnesota got together to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children. This non-profit organization provides hand-packed meals,...

In December, CamelBak’s Facebook page let followers know about their new retail store in Sydney, Australia. The store is visually spectacular blending technology and product displays to draw...

Annually on January 9, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S) organizes a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). It is an opportunity for communities to “take the L.E.A.D.” and...

Nick Clark, an Army veteran and amputee, shared his enthusiasm for his upcoming Grateful Nation pheasant hunt by taking to Facebook. Nick received gear prior to the hunt from Grateful Nation...

Boys’ Life, the magazine of Boy Scouts of America, is full of information of interest to today’s Scouts: Games, hobbies and projects, jokes, contests and outdoors and gear articles. In the...

Federal Premium, CCI and Savage show up on the Gift & Gear section of these popular youth magazines. As official shooting sports partners of the Boys Scouts of America, our shooting sports brands...

The new Speer website – www.speer-ammo.com – was developed with a responsive design to bring an optimized website experience to every device. Consumers can quickly search by SKU number or...

In November, we asked our employees across the company to send us photos wearing flannel. Here is one of those submissions we thought was well worth sharing. CCI/Speer has a reputation for...

On Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we share CCI/Speer’s Veterans Day Parade story of honor and celebration. This story, sent to us by our coworkers at CCI/Speer in Lewiston, Idaho, is a touching...

It’s been just a little over two weeks since Final Approach relaunched their website with eCommerce capabilities. Save this url as a Favorite: https://fabrand.com/ Click through pages of...

Employees from Finance, Internal Audit and the Treasury departments in Anoka, Minnesota got together earlier this month to pack meals for the Feed My Starving Children organization. The non-profit...

Last week, the Salt Lake Chamber Women and Business Conference announced their 2017 Athena Award and six Pathfinder Awards to celebrate women who are helping to make a difference. Vista Outdoor...

Over 30 years ago, Savage Arms joined the ranks of other leaders in the Pioneer Valley – which comprises the three counties of Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin, Massachusetts – in support of...

On November 2, the University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Science hosted the Women Inspiring Women: To the Finish line event. The panel of five professional women with diverse...

Anoka, Minnesota is the latest Vista Outdoor location to host a Demo Days event, to provide employees with an up-close look at some of our newest and most popular brand products. Employee subject...

Our employees rallied around Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink to work on Fridays in October. Thirteen of our locations from coast to coast put on pink to show support for breast...

With the United States House of Representatives in the midst of the October District Work Period, Vista Outdoor leaders from Minnesota and Massachusetts engaged with members of Congress in their...

Say “Board Member,” and three employees at the CCI/Speer facility will respond affirmatively. Employees in Lewiston, Idaho have a long history of community involvement and volunteering. Within...

Vista Outdoor’s Board of Directors announced that Christopher T. Metz will serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective October 9. Metz is responsible for day-to-day operations of...

Employees at the Overland Park, Kansas facility made the most of their Week of Caring by working together on a number of service activities. Because of the variety of events on different days, 104...

CCI/Speer employees and their families came out to represent the many brands that are part of the Vista Outdoor family at this year’s Lewiston Roundup Parade. The parade is one of the highlights...

Farmington, Utah employees participated in a Day of Caring event on August 22. The employees helped to remove brush and garbage for about one mile on the Farmington Creek Trail. The new...

Kings Island is 75 acres in size and is located practically a stone’s throw away from the Anoka DCE facility in Minnesota. Thirty-plus employees from the Federal Premium facility and the...

On August 23, BLACKHAWK employees volunteered for a Service Day at the Trooper David DeLaittre Memorial Park. Trooper David DeLaittre was shot and killed on December 1, 2010, in the line of duty....

In late August, CCI/Speer employees in Lewiston, Idaho volunteered at the local Idaho Fish and Game office preparing for the upcoming Hunt and Fish Idaho Expo. The Expo is a free event that...

The State of Utah convened land managers, policy makers, trade associations, media and outdoor businesses for an outdoor recreation summit at iconic Snowbird Ski Resort. Utah-based Camp Chef and...

For a company that started out in some renovated chicken coops, CCI/Speer sure has come a long way. That was apparent during a well-attended ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday that celebrated the...

On August 18, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback hosted a ceremony in honor of National Hunting and Fishing Day. With leaders from Kansas’s hunting and angling community looking on – including SVP...

You know what they say…”A picture is worth a thousand words.” The National Ability Center shared photos from two of this summer’s events that Vista Outdoor products – and employees –...

A coalition of shooting sports companies including Federal Premium Ammunition is supporting the Kids & Clays Foundation’s mission to help critically ill children and their families win the fight...

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) announced that Primos Hunting and Kalkomey, the parent company of Hunter-Ed.com, were awarded the association’s 2017 Hunting Heritage Award in...

Champion Traps and Targets, makers of interactive and challenging target systems, announced that the 2017 Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarships were awarded to Sandra Gaylord of California and Grace...

Connecting the dots between hunting and conservation at first may seem counterintuitive. However, hunters and wildlife agencies have cooperatively worked together for over a century to help create...

In June, representatives from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) of Minnesota presented Federal Premium Ammunition with the print entitled “Coming Home” by award-winning wildlife artist, Jim...

Vista Outdoor employees raised more than $70,000 for two families of fallen Kansas City, Kansas police officers. The contributions were presented to the families of Detective Brad Lancaster and...

Vista Outdoor communities received more than $252 million in federal conservation funding during the federal fiscal year 2017. The funding was made available under the Federal Aid in Wildlife...

In June, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) hosted an event in Idaho referred to as The Boss Lift. The two-day event gives employers the opportunity to participate in some of the...

We are proud of the seven outstanding young people who received this year’s Vista Outdoor Learning for Life Scholarship awards. Each will receive a $1,000 award. Congratulations also go to their...

Vista Outdoor’s mission statement is “Bringing the World Outside,” and with the announcement of our historic partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, it will help us bring over 2 million...

Vista Outdoor brand Federal Premium Ammunition, announced Cathy Lynch of Kent, Washington, as the recipient of the 2016 International Hunter Education Association-USA (IHEA-USA) Volunteer...

Mark DeYoung Retires as Chairman and CEO. Lead Independent Director Mike Callahan to Serve as Interim Chairman and CEO. Company to Host Conference Call July 11. Vista Outdoor Inc. announced today...

For the third consecutive year, Vista Outdoor employees’ children are recipients of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) scholarship awards. For 2017, Scott Neubauer, son of Steve...

This past October, Nobles County, Minnesota Pheasants Forever (PF) chapter, hosted a pheasant hunt for The Flush TV show. Also invited, Ryan Bronson, Director of Conservation for Vista Outdoor and...

Federal Premium Ammunition’s Grateful Nation is a unique and compelling outdoor adventure series that goes behind the scenes and into the hunting fields with American disabled veterans. This...

What is the Pittman-Robertson Excise Tax? During the early 1900s, many wildlife species were dwindling in numbers or disappearing. Because of this, the ammunition industry stepped forward and...

Keeping up with our employees making the most of June’s great weather (no wonder it’s Great Outdoors Month) – and our awesome products – would be exhausting if it wasn’t so much fun to...

Vista Outdoor’s corporate mission is to bring the world outside. As part of that corporate mission, we encourage our employees to engage in an active lifestyle. Our “Bringing the World...

Wilderness Inquiry’s “Canoemobile” recently spent time in Vista Outdoor’s backyard, taking students from four local schools canoeing on the Jordan River. The two-day event took more than...

June is Great Outdoors Month! It started as a week-long event by the Clinton Administration and has grown, with support from the Bush and Obama Administrations, to a month-long celebration of the...

Mary Ashley O’Reilly, a marketing coordinator at Primos Hunting in Flora, Mississippi, was recently named to the Board of Directors of the Flora Area Chamber of Commerce (FACC). While O’Reilly...

In April, two employees from Shooting Accessories attended 3 Gun Camp for novice through advanced shooters. Elisa Graves, Marketing Brand Manager and Kodi Tillery, Assistant Marketing Brand...

Vista Outdoor employees in Lewiston, Idaho, volunteered their time to help their local community.They took part in the Twin County United Way’s 21st Annual Day of Caring event.The Day of Caring...

A team of shooters from Vista Outdoor took the top team prize at the two-day Congressional Sportsmen Foundation Industry (CSF) and Congressional Shootout. The team of Forest Wilson (Shooting...

When the Coalinga, California, Department of Police Services called on Bell Helmets for a donation in support of the annual Coalinga-Huron Recreation and Park District’s Bike Rodeo, Bell did not...

Yes, there’s a holiday for third shift workers. It was created to honor employees who work hard through the night. This includes hospital and emergency personnel and of course, manufacturing...

Companies who accept the ElevateHER Challenge commit to implement and actively promote strategies that elevate the role of women in leadership roles. The ElevateHER Challenge is a program created...

Find out how to inspect and care for your bike helmet. When Bike Radar was putting together a story about bike helmets – spotting the signs of a worn out helmet and how to care for your bike...

In October, 2016, we introduced the IDEAS portal that allows innovators to submit new product ideas or enhancements and improvements to any of our current brand products. To date, we have received...

In order for the Hunt/Shoot location in Vaughn, Ontario, Canada to store firearms and ammunition, select employees needed to be licensed to possess and acquire firearms. As it turned out, other...

The newly released Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) report shows that outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse. The OIA also reports outdoor recreation is one of the country’s largest...

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, a day dedicated to education and support for environmental protection. Vista Outdoor is committed to environmentally responsible manufacturing processes including...

It’s National Parks Week and our employee photos remind us of the many wonders of nature. We asked employees to share photographs from their visits to any of America’s 58 national parks. As...

In March, we shared links to nine relaunched Vista Outdoor brand websites. We promised more were in the works. New Gold Tip and Bee Stinger websites have a responsive design to bring an optimized...

When employees in Anoka expressed interest in hunter education courses, Federal Premium Engineering Technician, Jason Montanye, listened. Jason contacted the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

It was fun and games for a good cause on April Fool’s Day as the Vista Outdoor team took to the slopes in Park City, Utah. Vista Outdoor is an active partner with NAC and jumped at the chance to...

This spring, Bushnell gave active-duty veterans and members of the Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) Corporate Fellowship Program a tour of the Overland Park, Kansas facility. The tour included a discussion...

In its second year, the Bell Joy Ride Ambassador program provides female mountain bikers with opportunities to join group rides that appeal to all levels of riders. Joy Ride ambassadors, in 12...

Earlier this month, Vista Outdoor Chairman and CEO Mark DeYoung was a guest speaker at the Northern Utah Business Symposium at Weber State University. DeYoung’s presentation, “Create Your...

Recently, USA Archery, the National Governing Body for Olympic Archery in the United States, awarded the Volunteer Coach of the Year Award to Gold Tip employee, Jeff Fabry. He’s a five-time...

Throughout the month of March – Women’s History Month – the Salt Lake Chamber highlights women making a difference in Utah business and the local community. Amanda Covington, SVP Corporate...

Grateful Nation, an outdoor adventure series that gives disabled veterans a chance to go on the hunt of their dreams, recently received some viewer feedback that the Outdoor Channel shared with...

High winds and chilly temperatures didn’t stop Team Shockwave from jumping into the c-c-c-old Minnesota lake for a good cause. For the sixth year in a row, employees of Federal Premium in Anoka,...

Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a publication that covers global supply chain ROI, professional development and change management, recently named its 2017 Supply Chain Pros to Know. Angie Taylor,...

The Outdoor Products group hosted “Demo Days” in Overland Park, Kansas. Demo Days is a quarterly series that aims to create curated product experiences for our employees. These events educate...

Vista Outdoor’s President of Outdoor Products, Dave Allen, has been named to the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Board of Directors. “We appreciate having Vista Outdoor...

Since August, nine Vista Outdoor brands have refreshed and relaunched websites to provide customers with a more robust experience. Congratulations to the teams and the support they received from...

Five veterans who recently competed in a Shoot for the Troops fundraiser were given a tour of the Federal Premium facility in Anoka Minnesota. The tour included an opportunity to shoot in the...

We challenged our locations to take photographs of employees wearing their favorite branded caps and helmets. The challenge was simple: You pick the brand. You pick the style. Wear it proudly. As...

In recognition of National Engineers Week, Vista Outdoor would like to thank it’s 209 engineers. These women and men are constantly looking for innovative new ideas and solutions that will set...

BLACKHAWK! Operations Manager, Lamont Kotter, working with other local companies and the Gallatin Valley Manufacturing Partnership, led a pilot education program for students at Three Forks High...

Throughout the last three months of 2016, NTOA announced the products that ranked high enough to qualify for their “Member Tested and Approved” seal of approval. BLACKHAWK!, Hoppe’s,...

Following the recent success of the bike-building event during the Vista Outdoor Sales Conference, Vista Outdoor donated an additional 60 Giro helmets to the National Ability Center. “The Giro...

SGBMedia, one of the industry’s most widely read media publications, recognized Vista Outdoor as a company that is doing it right when it comes to focusing efforts on conservation. The article...

Federal Ammunition’s new special-edition line of American Eagle handgun ammunition supports Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.). A portion of the proceeds from every box sold goes to the...

If you took every spent hull from the 50 million spent rounds of Federal Premium ammunition sold that supports Pheasants Forever and laid them end to end, how far would they stretch? The answer is...

2016’s OpticsPlanet In December, OpticsPlanet announced the 2016 Brilliance Awards. BLACKHAWK!, Bollé, Bushnell, CamelBak and Serengeti products all received awards, including BLACKHAWK!...

The Federal Premium Engineering Services team in Anoka, Minnesota participate in a special team-building event this time every year. They visit the nearby Feed My Starving Children facility to...

The holidays bring out the best in our employees. Here are a few of the ways our employees rallied together at locations across the country – and Canada – to make Christmas a little bit...

In the Lewiston Tribune newspaper article titled, “Plenty of ammunition,” Ammunition VP, Marty Zacha, outlines how the CCI facility in Lewiston, Idaho, is expanding bullet production with an...

The Giro Chronicle MIPS helmet receives the Gear Accessory of the Year award from the website Pinkbike.com, the largest mountain biking website in the world with over three million monthly unique...

Recently, Will Primos, Director of Market Development for Primos and host of the weekly TV show, Primos Truth About Hunting, spoke to the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC). He...

Vista Outdoor brand, BLACKHAWK, recently announced the Hall of Honor program, developed to showcase America’s military heroes. It acknowledges service members who have displayed the highest...

CamelBak employees believe that thanks and obligations to American troops extend beyond the equipment they make. A 2012 Veterans Administration Suicide Data Report showed an average of 22 veterans...

CamelBak offices in Petaluma, California, made Outside Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work: 2016. The facility is primarily for product design and testing of CamelBak’s many hydration...

Left to right: Director of Conservation Ryan Bronson, Gov Sam Brownback, Sr Media Manager Brian Kelvington, Sr Product Engineering Manager Erik Carlson The Midwest’s first snowstorm of the...

Wild Wings of Oneka and the Yellow Ribbon Network help sponsor the 15th Annual “Welcome Home the Troops” pheasant hunt. Vista Outdoor brand, Federal Premium, donated the ammunition that was...

Vista Outdoor employee, Vic Ziliani, a veteran and avid mountain bike racer has raised over $11,800 since 2012 when he became a community athlete for the Marine Special Operations Foundation...

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