Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) was presented with the most prestigious award of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, the Chairman's Award for Industry Leadership. This award was presented at the Association's Annual Meeting on November 2, 2005.
This award honors those whose distribution policies fully support the NASGW, and who consistently rise to the challenge of today's market through diversity of product, customer service, delivery, innovation, profitability, and other factors.
In accepting the Association's highest award on behalf of the Company, Sturm, Ruger President Stephen L. Sanetti stated, "Bill Ruger, Sr. founded this Company on two great principles, the manufacture of quality products in the United States of America, and commitment to the sale of these products through a strong two-tiered distribution system. Bill Ruger, Jr. has carried on his leadership, and this award from the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers, representing the oldest American industry, is a very great honor."
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines, from the ubiquitous 10/22® and Mini-14®, to the new and exciting Ruger American Pistol™, Ruger Precision Rifle™, SR-556 Takedown®, AR-556®, LC9s®, 9E® and Ruger American Rifle®. Our awarding-winning products (the Gunsite Scout Rifle, SR9c®, LCR® and LCP®) all prove that Ruger has a rugged, reliable firearm to meet every shooter's needs. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, "Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®," echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.
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