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Bushfires have created widespread devastation across Australia. As a result, many have lost their homes or lives. In addition, over one billion animals have perished. The Premier of Victoria...

The Rantoul, Illinois location hosted a two-week food drive in December to collect goods for the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. During that time, the location collected 703 pounds of food, equivalent...

Federal Ammunition hosted legislative leaders and staff from the Minnesota Legislature, Anoka County Commission, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation for a briefing and tour of the factory....

Forbes asked the outdoor industry’s top executives to weigh in on the best adventure destinations for 2020. Selected destinations include far-reaching areas around the world including the...

More than 30 finance leaders met in Anoka, Minnesota recently to prioritize next year’s major business projects and create team development opportunities. While there, they volunteered for...

The Vista Outdoor Customer Service/Sales team sponsored the Lewiston and Clarkston elementary schools’ food program, “Backpacks for Kids’ again in 2019. The program provides food over the...

This year, the CCI/Speer team (Kendra Mooers, Katie Deibel, and Kayla Reiner) decorated the “Mid-Century Magic Christmas” tree, which received the Carla Jo Kimmel Award, the most prestigious...

This year, an 8-year-old girl will receive her first bike paired with a Raskullz helmet. Just like any other kid, that little girl will struggle to contain her excitement. She will proceed to make...

The parking lot of Roger’s Dodge car dealership in Lewiston, Idaho served as the outdoor cooking kitchen for the first-ever Roger’s Dodge Dutch Oven Cook-Off. CCI/Speer employees in Lewiston,...

CCI/Speer employees in Lewiston, Idaho donate their time and skills for a fun-filled day of bowling and archery for two groups of children who don’t have the resources available to do it on...

On October 30, Chris Metz met with a reporter and photographer from the Star Tribune. Jason Vanderbrink (Federal), Greg Williamson (CamelBak) and Fred Ferguson (Public Affairs, Vista) were also...

Thanksgiving smoked turkey, ala pellet grill. If you’ve got questions, Camp Chef has answers for a smokin’ good holiday. Each year, Camp Chef gets a flood of questions about using a pellet...

Perhaps one of the last things pedestrians consider when using e-bike or scooter micromobility program is safety. Usually, when they take a trip on a shared-mobility device, the focus is on fun,...

For the fifth straight year, Federal Ammunition welcomed the Minnesota Commanders’ Task Force (MNCTF) for its annual meeting, plus lunch and a tour of the Anoka facility. MNCTF is comprised of...

After months of hard work, Blackhawk, Eagle, Uncle Mike’s and RCBS websites are up and running with e-commerce capabilities including great photos and videos consumers will appreciate. Is it...

Guy Fieri, famed American restaurateur and Food Network’s host of “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives,” “Guys Grocery Games” and “Guys Ranch Kitchen,” visited Camp Chef earlier this month to...

Idaho Representative Russ Fulcher recently toured the CCI/Speer facility. Bill Mackleit, Director of Operations and Mike Overberg, Operations Manager hosted Rep. Fulcher and staffer Clinton...

On its way to Bass Pro in Springfield, Missouri – one of many 2019 Great American Tour locations – the Shoot Like A Girl team and trailer made a stop at Bushnell’s facility in Overland Park,...

BLACKHAWK has been a long-time supporter of Warriors & Quiet Waters. This organization brings in post-9/11 military veterans suffering from various military service related physical and mental...

BLACKHAWK has been a long-time supporter of Warriors & Quiet Waters. This organization brings in post-9/11 military veterans suffering from various military service related physical and mental...

Let’s hear it for CCI/Speer, a Vista brand that just celebrated its 75th anniversary! To honor the milestone, over 2,000 employees, retirees and family members gathered on August 17 at the Red...

On Tuesday, September 10, Vista Outdoor had the honor of ringing the Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) signaling the end of the trading day on Wall Street. Earlier in the day,...

Sharing satisfied customer stories is always a pleasure. This is right up there with the most interesting. George Wenstrom, technical customer service rep for BLACKHAWK in Manhattan, Montana, took...

Catch this week’s episode, titled Two Smoking Barrels. It’s Will’s lucky week! He starts off with his bow in hand and then switches over to the double barrel with a pocket full of 00...

Federal ambassador Grayson Stuart learned a thing or two about shooting from Jon Zinnel. BTW, that is Grayson, not Jon in the photo! In June, Lee Kay Shooting Range in Salt Lake City, Utah hosted...

As a Silver Sponsor of the #VBStrong Golf Benefit to raise money for families of the victims of the Municipal Center shooting in Virginia Beach on May 31, Vista’s Tactical team also participated...

Vista Outdoor is proud to announce recipients of the 2019 Learning for Life Scholarship. The seven $1,000 scholarship awards go to the following students: Jordan Fritch, daughter of Gwen Dow and...

Champion Range and Target, makers of interactive and challenging target systems, announced that it has awarded the 2019 Tom Knapp Memorial Scholarships. This year’s recipients go to 4-H...

​Federal Ammunition was recently featured in a video after sponsoring a Kids & Clays event to benefit the Ronald McDonald house of Southern Colorado. Kids & Clays, a partner of Federal, solicits...

Vista Outdoor has joined forces with Camp Valor Outdoors to help active duty military members and veterans reconnect with their love of the outdoors. “Our company has a strong heritage of...

What does two decades of volunteering to instruct Hunter Education courses, becoming a Master International Bowhunter Education Program Instructor and helping your state develop numerous safety...

CCI/Speer is proud to kick off National Safety Month with a safety milestone at its Lewiston, Idaho facility. The facility’s Quality Department recently reached 14 years of injury-free...

Bee Stinger, Bell Bike Helmets, Federal and Gold Tip take to Facebook to share ambassador wins and product quality. Vista brands routinely share the accomplishments of their ambassadors using our...

Another March FoodShare Campaign is bagged up, delivered and on the shelves of the Anoka County Brotherhood Council (ACBC) pantry in Anoka. Vista’s Anoka employees have been organizing and...

Five Vista brands: Giro, Bell, Blackburn, Bushnell and Bushnell Golf, have recently redesigned and upgraded technologies to better meet the needs of today’s smarter, more informed, social...

Lack of snow: A real disappointment for the snowsports community. This is why Giro partners with Protect Our Winters (POW), a community of snowsport enthusiasts looking to make a movement on...

February 2019, the snowiest on record in Minnesota, didn’t stop Federal’s Shockwave team from participating in the Polar Plunge, a fundraising event for Minnesota Special Olympics. This...

Federal Ammunition is one of the five longest-running sponsors and the only licensed ammunition partner of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF). Federal has participated at every NWTF...

In a community where head protection is considered a luxury, C-Preme stepped in just in time for Christmas with a gift of kid-friendly helmets. C-Preme donated 40 Raskullz and Krash helmets to...

It’s National Engineers Week and we couldn’t design a better time of year to recognize a few of our engineers. These featured engineers chose their profession – and stuck with it – for a...

If there’s an opportunity to hunt, you won’t find Craig Simpson at home. Simpson, an avid outdoorsman and Federal Ammunition customer, participates in every hunting or fishing outing he can,...

Sporting Savage logo shirts and caps, Greg Parris, Bryan Waugh and Arron McChesney from Savage Canada cannon-balled their way into the cold waters of Chemong Lake. Team Savage raised pledges for...

The Lewis-Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce, Lewiston, Idaho, recently recognized Vista Outdoor as Large Business of the Year and Jeanette LaVance as Board Member of the Year. “We are honored to...

Federal Premium donates five cases of ammo to the 29th South Dakota Youth Goose Hunt For nearly 30 years, the Central South Dakota Youth Goose Hunt has exposed 12 to 15-year-old kids to a weekend...

Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon and digital health company Rally HealthSM hosted its third-annual “Holiday Bike Build,” an event at which 100 kids from Gardena-based Falcons...

The National Rifle Association (NRA) magazine American Hunter has awarded Primos’ Double Bull SurroundView 360° hunting blind the Golden Bullseye Award for 2018 Gear of the Year. In conjunction...

​On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, members of the CCI/Speer team in Lewiston, Idaho took the time to thank their local Lewis Clark Valley law enforcement agencies. The smiles pretty...

CCI/Speer’s own Jeanette “Jet” LaVance in Lewiston, Idaho was recently highlighted as one of The Lewiston Tribune’s Employees of the Year. The Lewiston Tribune honored local employees for...

BLACKHAWK! employees’ idea leads to annual energy cost savings of nearly $55,000. But that’s not all … Manhattan, Montana maintenance employees Chris Rivenbark and Bob Kolp completed the...

The CCI/Speer team in Lewiston, Idaho is never without good ideas when it comes to getting involved in the community. This year, they participated in the annual Festival of Trees fundraising event...