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If people had travel resumes, Amanda Arner, Category Manager, Bell Mass Accessories, would need more than a page… or two. Come to think of it, a world map wouldn’t hurt, either. Rest assured,...

Champion Traps & Targets, maker of interactive and challenging target systems and trusted eye and ear protection, serves as a national sponsor of the Kids & Clays Foundation and recently had the...

Not everyone can say their career choice was declared at a yard sale. But Melanie McIntyre made a deal on the spot. “My mother tells me I picked up a law book at a garage sale and declared that...

Federal and Vista Outdoor’s support for International Hunter Education Association (IHEA-USA) includes a large, dedicated sponsorship aimed at developing a new IHEA-USA website. Federal has...

An ammo order, with an unexpected note of thanks from Federal, inspired retired USAF SMSgt Eric M. Welling to send his own note of appreciation. Federal ammunition is available for purchase on...

Most would agree the beginning stages of a new challenge are overwhelming – a feeling that prevents some people from trying new things, taking risks or taking on something new. Others press...

It’s no surprise our Scotts Valley, Petaluma and Oroville, CA locations have been fighting a wildfire battle worse than the area has seen in 100+ years. Around the country, news and photos...

A Better Together story. Volunteers and a $5,000 donation make a big difference in Anoka County. On Thursday, Aug. 27, Federal Ammunition had the opportunity to partner with Hope for the...

Trevor Clements’ teammates describe him as efficient. Productive. Organized. Qualities that put him on a straight path to his Director of Operations role at Camp Chef. What his coworkers might...

The Anoka American Legion Post 102 declared Federal the recipient of this award for 2020. Erik Carlson, Senior Director of Operations was to be presented with the award during Minnesota’s State...

This year’s awards go to 4-H student ambassadors Cecelia Ossi of New Jersey and Thomas Singleton of Louisiana. The scholarship program was created to honor legendary exhibition shooter Tom...

Jamie Furrer belongs in the outdoor industry. Furrer, Key Account Representative at CamelBak, grew up exploring the outdoors any way she could, spending time with the United Anglers of Casa Grande...

CCI/Speer wrote a check for $10,000 to Twin County United Way to support the Lewiston and area communities in the shadow of COVID-19. Their donation will provide needed assistance in education,...

Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act with a bipartisan majority. The legislation previously passed the United States Senate, which means...

Rochelle Poore is a 20+ year engineer at Federal. She started as a plastics engineer and switched to accessories, leading product development and sourcing for several brands. She returned to ammo...

CCI Speer is proud of their Academic All Stars scholarship tradition. This year’s award ‘ceremony’ was a bit different, given COVID-19 and social distancing requirements. Bill Mackleit,...

Kelly Reisdorf, Chief Communications and Investor Relations Officer was selected for the 2020 Women in Business awards. According to the Business Journal, hundreds of women were nominated for the...

CamelBak completed its mission in June, handing out 10,000 CamelBak Eddy+ bottles to 115 facilities in the U.S. and Canada. In April, the brand launched its new “GiveBak” program with a goal...

Seven children of Vista Outdoor employees will receive $1,000 Learning for Life Scholarships toward their education. This year’s recipients come from Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas and Minnesota.

CCI Speer 2020 safety milestone: 15 years without an OSHA recordable injury. Lewiston’s Quality Assurance team never takes safety for granted. Never. Leaders and employees work in lock-step...

Jon Zinnel is an incredible showcase for shooting sports. He’s lived it, breathed it, worked it and taught it for 15 years. And not on a small scale, either. Zinnel has helped thousands of kids...

Vista Outdoor is a proud premier sponsor of the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) Project ChildSafe, a nationwide program that promotes safe firearm handling and responsible storage...

CCI/Speer continued their community support by delivering nearly 500 CamelBak water bottles to first responders in the Lewiston Clarkston Valley last week. The Asotin County Sheriff’s office...

At Vista Outdoor, we believe that Outdoor experiences should be the ultimate equalizer, and helping all people, regardless of race, religion, orientation or ethnicity, enjoy the outdoors is core...

Report details company’s commitment to environmental, social and governance objectives, unveils Vista 2030 Vision Vista Outdoor released the company’s first-ever Environmental, Social and...

Fred Ferguson, VP of Public Affairs for Vista Outdoor was published in the Deseret News, a leading newspaper in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fred’s piece was about Vista Outdoor’s support for the...

Seven Hunt/Shoot websites are live and taking orders. The most recent brands with an eCommerce presence are: The site is an online mall that is a collection of our Hunt/Shoot brands. The new...

Federal and Speer are selling T-shirts online to benefit first responders in our local communities and the New York City Police Department. Proceeds from Federal’s shirt will be split between...

Maple Grove Allina Health Clinic: Jodi Quitmeyer, Cheryl Nearly, Tamra Nichols, Al Kerfeld and Emily Jacobsen In March, Federal stepped up to help healthcare workers facing the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Photo credit: Mike Sutherland Conservation and preserving the environment are important tenets for Vista Outdoor. Recently, Vista entered into a partnership with the African Community &...

A Better Together story from Idaho. CCI/Speer’s environmental department challenged employees to clean up grounds around the Lewiston, Idaho facility in honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth...

The new CCI and Speer ammunition sites are mobile-friendly and actively taking orders. Please visit the sites at https://www.cci-ammunition.com/ and https://www.speer.com/ and buy something if you...

Challenging times are nothing new for Greg Williamson, president of Petaluma, CA-based hydration brand CamelBak Products. Williamson shared his thoughts regarding the disruption of the global...

Federal Ammunition has a long history of supporting efforts to connect young people with the shooting sports and great outdoors. Federal sponsors a variety of shooting and conservation-based...

In the time of need, you can expect Vista brands to assist however they can. For CamelBak, it’s shipping off hydration bottles to healthcare workers and those in need on the frontlines. During...

Bill Mackleit, Senior Operations Director at CCI & Speer, and the CCI/ Speer team gifted professionals on the front lines with coffee gift cards last week. The team gave over 725 coffee gift cards...

When Anthony Foster, Operations Manager – Product Design Engineer, heard from one of the staff at King’s Daughters Medical Center that because they were running low on Personal Protective...

Bell and Giro, major providers of outdoor sports and recreation products, today announced the donation of 3,194 protective goggles to America’s frontline healthcare workers combatting the spread...

Vista Outdoor Inc. has identified six new veteran- and youth-focused organizations whose missions are focused on exploring, growing and healing in the outdoors. With a mission to “Bring the...

We learned yesterday an employee within our Rantoul, IL family is under quarantine for COVID-19 symptoms and a presumptive positive test. We contacted the local health department and the employee...

Federal Premium is proud to announce its continued support of Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever, the nation’s leading upland habitat conservation organization. Federal reports it has also...

Federal has a rich tradition of giving back to the community. In this time of crisis called the COVID-19 pandemic, of course, you can expect Federal to step up and help. Hospitals are welcoming...

The new Bell and Giro sites are live and taking orders. The new sites give customers a better experience on all devices – both visually and overall performance. Please visit the sites at...

Students at Sacajawea Junior High in Lewiston, Idaho were paid a visit by CCI/Speer employees. Why? They dropped off long sleeve t-shirts and snack crackers as a way of thanking the students and...

Left to right: Andy, Joei, Karie, Angie and Anne gather for a photo at the event. At the record-breaking 2020 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic presented by Federal Premium Ammunition,...

Federal Ammunition put together a care package for one of their employees who is currently deployed in the Middle East. Here’s the story. Devin Kral is taking a year off from his duties at...

A Better Together story from Vista and 10 of our brands … along with 56 other outdoor groups and companies. In the letter to the House Veterans Affairs Committee, the group asks for support of...

This isn’t the first time Federal has taken the spotlight on Minnesota Military Radio. Host Tom Lyons interviewed Federal employees Erik Carlson, Senior Director of Operations, Mark Hyland,...

Engineers Week, February 16-22, 2020, is a week dedicated to the engineering workforce. Vista Outdoor has 157 employees with an Engineering-based title, so we are using this opportunity to...

There is a different vibe on Floor 3 at the DCE in Anoka, MN this week. While you might suspect spring fever from the latest blast of cold temperatures, the Legal and Human Resources departments...