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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...

Aaron Lathrop, Olathe, KS, was nominated as our first featured employee in our new Essential Worker Series. This series highlights manager nominated, stand-out hourly employees who have gone above...

Anti-poaching efforts in the western Serengeti include canine units that help the ecosystem by deterring poachers from entering protected areas. Read more about Vista Outdoor’s conservation partners

Textiles and sustainability. These two words likely make you think of your more important possessions: the clothes on your back and your favorite reusable water bottle. For Marissa Strano,...

December was a little merrier for two local non-profit organizations that support older veterans and the homeless. Federal’s generous donations to Honor Flight Twin Cities and Involve MN will...

Masked up to hide their true identities, Federal Ammunition and CCI Speer employees show the true meaning of spreading holiday joy with donations to local community non-profits. On December 23,...

The Red Ride is a healthcare worker appreciation ride that covered 33 miles and visited six hospitals this past October. Bell Sports donation? 90 sets of Bike Party™ rope lights that illuminated...

Brett Bennett could write Camp Chef’s history book. Brett started welding at Camp Chef in his college days to help pay his way through engineering school at Utah State University. By the time he...

It all started when Tyson Willoughby, Hunt/Shoot National Account Manager, got a call from a hunting buddy. His friend, Bob Fry received a last-minute request from the Hope Outdoors organization...

CCI/Speer comes up with a ‘brand family’ solution for local students. When CCI/Speer in Lewiston, Idaho heard that the Clarkston and Asotin area schools had shut off water fountains as a...

The Utah Manufacturer’s Association (UMA) recently announced Camp Chef as the recipient of its 2020 Best Company Culture Award! Brandon Sparrow, Camp Chef President, was interviewed by Todd...

COVID-19 safety comes in many forms. When the CCI/Speer Centerfire team in Lewiston, Idaho heard one of the local elementary schools was in need of disinfecting wipes, they came to the rescue....

On Nov. 20, this devastating story hit the news. Pedal Power Minnesota, an organization that teaches kids how to bike and fosters learning and exploring our neighborhood and City, had one of its...

Mike Elliott doesn’t sit still for very long. In fact, it seems as though Mike is performing a consistent balancing act. Between leading a successful team from Bushnell in Overland Park, KS, for...

This article, featured in its November issue, is replicated on our website with permission from The Minnesota Legionnaire. Shannon Culver of Federal Premium Ammunition looks up from a machine she...

Game scout and dog patrolling wildlife. Photo credit: Scott Ramsay Every day we are reminded of how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered our everyday lives and the lives of our loved ones. Our focus...

Six kids. 16 years in Ethiopia. One UAV development project. 33 years with Federal Ammunition. Larry Head, Product Development Director for Handgun Ammunition, has quite a bit under his belt. Larry’

The Kansas City Chiefs take care of business beating the Buffalo Bills 26 – 17 on Monday Night Football, Oct. 19. What a great excuse to celebrate the win and recognize the hard work of the...

Supporting the community in and around Anoka, Minnesota has always been important to Federal. And now, probably more than ever, as our neighbors continue to work through the changes in households...

Three employees from CCI Speer in Lewiston, Idaho graduate from a seven-month community leadership training course. Lynnette Breeden- Weekend Operations Manager, Stacy Adair- Safety Engineer, and...

Federal’s annual Golf Tech Open was held at Bunker Hills Golf Course near Federal’s Anoka, Minnesota facility in early September. Thanks to employees, vendors and a generous anonymous...

“This bag has lived as full a life as I have…” This story first appeared on Hump Day News, CamelBak’s employee newsletter from a grateful CamelBak owner. Hey, CamelBak! I just wanted to...