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November 2016

Brad Johnson Appointed to Second Amendment Coalition for Trump-Pence

Brad Johnson Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC), an industry leader and nationwide distributor of hunting, outdoor and marine products, is pleased to announce that USC Chairman and CEO Brad Johnson has been appointed to the Second Amendment Coalition for Trump-Pence that includes joint Chairmen Donald J. Trump, Jr. and Christopher Cox, and 62 co-chairs comprised of grassroots leaders and elected officials who fight for individual liberties, support the right to carry personal protection and will defend the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America.

"I am proud to lend my support to the important task of preserving our country's Second Amendment rights. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." said Brad Johnson, USC Chairman and CEO.

The Second Amendment Coalition will advise President Elect Donald Trump and Vice-President Elect Mike Pence as they uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and our right to keep and bear arms.

United Sporting Companies (USC) is a leading nationwide distributor of hunting, outdoor and marine products. The company operates through two subsidiaries, Ellett Brothers and Jerry's Sport Center which were founded in 1933 and 1949, respectively. Providing the Industry's largest product selection of over 85,000 SKUs in combination with the endless support of the most knowledgeable sales force in the country, USC proudly and efficiently serves over 30,000 independent retail customers across all 50 states through sales offices and distribution centers in Chapin, SC, Newberry, SC, Pittston, PA, Downingtown, PA, Dayton, OH, Spring Hill, KS, Dallas, TX, and Sacramento, CA.




August 2016

Brad Johnson Elected to the ASA Board of Directors

Brad Johnson Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC), an industry leader and nationwide distributor of hunting, outdoor and marine products, is pleased to announce that USC Chairman and CEO Brad Johnson was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Suppressor Association (ASA).

Brad continues to serve as Chairman and CEO of USC since his appointment in 2011 and will offer his extensive industry knowledge to the ASA Board of Directors.

"We are incredibly excited to have Brad join our Board of Directors. As the Chief Executive of one of the largest companies in our industry, his experience and expertise will certainly strengthen our ability to protect and expand pro-suppressor reform across the country," said Knox Williams, ASA President and Executive Director.

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry with the mission to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and consumers. Since its formation in 2011, thirty-six pro-suppressor laws or regulations have been enacted. Of those, 18 states have legalized suppressor hunting, 15 states have passed "Shall Sign" or "Shall Certify" legislation, and 3 states have legalized suppressor ownership.

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August 2016

United Sporting Companies hires Robert C. George as Vice President of Marketing

Robert George Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the hire of Robert C. (Rob) George as Vice President of Marketing.

Rob will report directly to CEO Brad Johnson, effective immediately. Rob will be responsible for all marketing related activities for USC.

"Rob's extensive and varied experience in Marketing, Sales and Operations in a variety of businesses make him a valuable addition to the USC team as we continue to expand our business and take our marketing capabilities to the next level. We are pleased that he has joined our team," said Brad Johnson, USC Chairman and CEO.

Rob joins USC with significant experience in marketing, sales and operations. He has held a number of positions including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Zentis North America, Marketing Director for Reynolds Consumer Products, Brand Manager at Reynolds Wrap, Associate Brand Manager at Kimberly-Clark, Sales Representative at AstraZeneca, and Staff Accountant at Deloitte & Touche. Rob received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Villanova University.

Rob is married and has three children.




May 2016

Trijicon Inc. Selects United Sporting Companies as Master Distributor of the Year

Trijicon Inc. Selects United Sporting Companies as Master Distributor of the Year Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Trijicon, Inc. to receive the Master Distributor of the Year Award for its 2015 efforts.

"It's an honor to team up with and be recognized by Trijicon, a company whose honest values guide its endeavor to truly build long term relationships while providing dependable, high-quality, cutting-edge sighting systems to law enforcement and military personnel, lifelong hunters, and intrigued shooting sports enthusiasts across the globe," stated Brad Johnson, USC Chairman and CEO.

Trijicon, Inc. has led the industry in the development of superior any-light aiming systems since the company's founding in 1981. Incorporating more than two decades of innovation, Trijicon's riflescopes and sights are the most advanced aiming systems available today.




April 2016

United Sporting Companies Hires Ted Raiman as Senior VP of Operations

Ted Raiman Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the hire of Ted Raiman as Sr. Vice-President of Operations.

Ted will work in the USC Chapin office and report directly to CEO Brad Johnson starting April 4, 2016. Ted will be responsible for all distribution and transportation related activities for USC. Reporting to Ted will be Kevin Harte, VP of Compliance & Operations, Todd Ivester, Director of Operations, Ellett and Joel Palmer, Director of Transportation, USC.

"Ted's far-reaching experiences in multiple industries paired with refined leadership skills make him an outstanding addition as we tackle our rapidly changing and growing business needs and I am delighted that United Sporting Companies now has him on the team," said Brad Johnson.

Ted joins USC with significant expertise in logistics, distribution, supply chain and purchasing functions. He has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility including 13 years as the Director of Supply Chain and Plant Materials Manager at the Hunt Corporation in Statesville, NC, VP of Supply Chain & Logistics with Elmer's Products in Columbus, OH during the Hunt Corporation merger, Executive VP of Supply Chain and Distribution with Central Garden & Pet Company in Atlanta, GA, Executive VP of Supply Chain and Logistics with Furniture Values International in Phoenix, AZ, VP of Global Supply Chain with Reynolds Consumer Products in Richmond, VA, Director of Materials and Distribution with Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, AZ and most recently a consultant for Simpler Consulting where he helped develop strategic sustainable advantages for his clients through supply chain and distribution excellence.

Ted received an MBA in Operations from Appalachian State University and a BA in economics from the Nazareth College of Rochester, NY. Ted is certified for Purchasing Management (CPM) and Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).

Mr. Raiman is married, has two grown children and will reside and work in the Chapin, SC area.




March 2016

Jerry's Sport Center receives Top 2015 Distributor Award from Sierra

Jerry's Sport Center receives Top 2015 Distributor Award from Sierra Chapin, S.C. – Jerry’s Sport Center (JSC) is pleased to share that it has received a Top 2015 Distributor Award from Sierra Bullets in recognition of outstanding sales and marketing.

"To be selected as a top distributor by a highly reputable company such as Sierra Bullets, who continues to redefine the levels of precision and who epitomizes quality control, is a fitting testament to the endless hard work and determination of the men and women of JSC,” stated Brad Johnson, USC CEO and COB

Founded in California, Sierra Bullets has been dedicated to manufacturing the most accurate bullets in the world since 1947. Since relocating to Sedalia, MO in 1990, Sierra has manufactured a very wide range of bullets for both rifles and pistols. Today, Sierra uses the highest level of precision in design, manufacturing, and quality control standards to produce bullets used for precision target shooting, hunting and defense purposes. Sierra Bullet lines include: BlitzKing, Varminter, GameKing, MatchKing, Tipped MatchKing, Pro-Hunter, Sports Master, and Tournament Master. Available calibers range from .204 through to .500.




March 2016

United Sporting Companies named Customer of the Year by Hornady

United Sporting Companies named Customer of the Year by Hornady Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC) is pleased to announce that it has been named "2015 Customer of the Year" by the Hornady Manufacturing Company.

"To have USC recognized by not only a great American manufacturer, but one of our top industry leaders in high-tech innovation, cultural preservation and 2nd Amendment protection, it is most certainly an honor," stated Brad Johnson, USC CEO and COB

Founded in 1949, Hornady Manufacturing Company is a family owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacturer.




January 2016

Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors

January 5, 2016 (Washington, DC) - The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) announced the appointment of three new members to serve on its Board of Directors: Brad Johnson, Chairman & CEO of United Sporting Companies; Larry Keane, Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary and General Counsel to the National Shooting Sports Foundation; and Joshua Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo. They were elected to three-year terms expiring in 2018.

Bradley P. Johnson Brad Johnson joined United Sporting Companies (USC) in 2011 and now serves as the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. Concurrent with his position at USC, Johnson serves as the Executive Chairman and CEO of Crosman Corporation. Prior to joining USC, Johnson was the President of Reynolds Consumer Products and President and CEO of Elmer's Products.

Lawrence G. Keane, Lawrence G. Keane, Esq. is senior vice president, assistant secretary and general counsel to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. (NSSF), the firearm industry's trade association. He is responsible for all of NSSF's legal, government relations and risk management functions. He assisted in drafting the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (Public Law No. 109-92) and the so-called "Tiahrt Amendment". He serves as the firearms industry's chief spokesperson for all legal, legislative and regulatory matters.

Joshua Waldron Joshua Waldron is CEO of SilencerCo, a Utah company that designs and manufactures industry leading firearm suppressors and accessories. Waldron co-founded SilencerCo and has been CEO since its inception in 2008. Starting with a garage and a business plan, Waldron raised a small amount of money, acquired a CNC machine, and with the help of his high school friend and business partner Jonathon Shults, SilencerCo launched its first product in 2009. The company now employees over 230 people and occupies a 72,000 square foot facility where all manufacturing is performed in house, American sourced, and American made.

CSF's Board of Directors is comprised of 22 members and seven honorary members who are dedicated in their pursuits for the sportsmen's community. CSF President Jeff Crane praised the Board for their commitment to the organization's mission. "CSF's Board is comprised of some of the greatest leaders within the sportsmen's community who devote their time and resources to ensuring that hunting, angling, recreational shooting, and trapping are advanced through pro-sportsmen's policy efforts," said Crane.

This year's Board is led by CEO of Vista Outdoor Inc. Mark DeYoung as Chairman, President of Tech Exec, Inc. Paul Miller as Vice-Chairman, Vice President of Hornady Manufacturing Jason Hornady as Secretary, and CEO of Pure Fishing John Doerr as Treasurer. "As a lifelong outdoorsman, I am honored to serve as Chairman of this well-respected and critically important organization," said DeYoung. "Their accomplishments working with Congress, governors and state legislators demonstrate the profound impact this organization has within the sportsmen's community and I look forward to contributing to its efforts to protect our nation's outdoor heritage." Retiring from the board are Brad Franklin of Yamaha Motor Corporation and Steve Sanetti of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, whose respective contributions to the CSF Board of Directors are greatly appreciated.






September 2015

Chuck Walker Named President Evans Sports Division

Chuck Walker Named President Evans Sports Division Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the appointment of Chuck Walker to the position of President Evans Sports Division as he continues to retain his current responsibilities as USC Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and report directly to USC CEO Brad Johnson, effective immediately.

"Chuck continues to champion the USC and Evans businesses. This appointment is well earned in recognition of his steadfast leadership and support of our company," said Brad Johnson.

United Sporting Companies (USC) is a leading nationwide distributor of hunting, outdoor and marine products. The company operates through two subsidiaries, Ellett Brothers and Jerry's Sport Center which were founded in 1933 and 1949, respectively. Providing the Industry's largest product selection of over 85,000 SKUs in combination with the endless support of the most knowledgeable sales force in the country, USC proudly and efficiently serves over 30,000 independent retail customers across all 50 states through sales offices and distribution centers in Chapin, SC, Newberry, SC, Pittston, PA, Downingtown, PA, Dayton, OH, Spring Hill, KS, Dallas, TX, and Sacramento, CA.




September 2015

Michelle Mosier joins USC as Chief Financial Officer

Michelle Mosier joins USC as Chief Financial Officer Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the appointment of Michelle Mosier as Chief Financial Officer effective September 1, 2015.

"I am pleased to welcome Michelle to United Sporting Companies. She is a consummate professional with an outstanding reputation. Her extensive experience and broad background will significantly strengthen our executive team," said Brad Johnson, USC CEO & Chairman of the Board.

Michelle formerly served as Chief Financial Officer of Reynolds Consumer Products before her most recent position as Controller of Reynolds Group Holdings Limited, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of consumer beverage and foodservice packaging products.

Michelle began her career in the audit practice of Coopers & Lybrand and continued serving with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) after the 1998 worldwide merger with Price Waterhouse. After leaving PwC, Michelle was appointed as Controller for the Tredegar Corporation and thereafter served as Vice President Controller for Circuit City Stores, Inc.

Michelle is a graduate of University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. Michelle and husband Don have two children, Ashley and John.

United Sporting Companies (USC) is a leading nationwide distributor of hunting, outdoor and marine products. The company operates through two subsidiaries, Ellett Brothers and Jerry's Sport Center which were founded in 1933 and 1949, respectively. Providing the Industry's largest product selection of over 85,000 SKUs in combination with the endless support of the most knowledgeable sales force in the country, USC proudly and efficiently serves over 30,000 independent retail customers across all 50 states through sales offices and distribution centers in Chapin, SC, Newberry, SC, Pittston, PA, Downingtown, PA, Dayton, OH, Spring Hill, KS, Dallas, TX, and Sacramento, CA.




June 2015

United Sporting Companies honored by Armscor USA

United Sporting Companies honored by Armscor USA Chapin, S.C. - Armscor USA names United Sporting Companies as its Top Ammunition Distributor for 2014.

Armscor has facilities in Stevensville, MT, Marikina Philippines and Pahrump, NV. The company is prioritizing ammunition production based on calibers in most demand. The 22TCM cartridge is exclusive to Armscor and made specifically for the Rock Island Armory series of firearms. Armscor products are manufactured using the latest technology and machinery.

United Sporting Companies (USC) is a leading nationwide distributor of hunting, outdoor and marine products. The company operates through two subsidiaries, Ellett Brothers and Jerry's Sport Center which were founded in 1933 and 1949, respectively. Providing the Industry's largest product selection of over 85,000 SKUs in combination with the endless support of the most knowledgeable sales force in the country, USC proudly and efficiently serves over 30,000 independent retail customers across all 50 states through sales offices and distribution centers in Chapin, SC, Newberry, SC, Pittston, PA, Downingtown, PA, Dayton, OH, Spring Hill, KS, Dallas, TX, and Sacramento, CA.




January 2015

United Sporting Companies ranks as the 5th Largest Privately Owned Company in S.C.

Fifth Largest Private Company Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC) is proud to announce it's been recognized as South Carolina's 5th largest privately held company out of 100 published in the 30th Annual South Carolina 100, compiled by Grant Thornton LLP for the 2014 fiscal year.

"We are proud of the growth that USC has achieved over these past few years. Knowing that we are now the 5th largest private company in the state, and one of the largest participants in our industry is a tremendous accomplishment and honor. I accept this award on behalf of all USC associates who helped make us the industry leader we are today," said Brad Johnson, USC CEO & Chairman of the Board.

South Carolina 100 is the only ranking of South Carolina's largest privately held companies and is compiled by Grant Thornton LLP under the direction of Mark Ballew, partner-in-charge of the Columbia office, in cooperation with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has 56 offices in the United States and services dynamic companies in South Carolina, the United States and around the globe.

United Sporting Companies (USC) is a leading nationwide distributor of hunting, outdoor and marine products. The company operates through two subsidiaries, Ellett Brothers and Jerry's Sport Center which were founded in 1933 and 1949, respectively. Providing the Industry's largest product selection of over 85,000 SKUs in combination with the endless support of the most knowledgeable sales force in the country, USC proudly and efficiently serves over 30,000 independent retail customers across all 50 states through sales offices and distribution centers in Chapin, SC, Newberry, SC, Pittston, PA, Downingtown, PA, Dayton, OH, Spring Hill, KS, Dallas, TX, and Sacramento, CA.




November 2014

United Sporting Companies is the Exclusive Distributor of Meopta Optics

Meopta Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC) is pleased today to announce its exclusive North American distribution partnership with world-class optics powerhouse Meopta.

"We are very excited about the opportunity Meopta has given us," said USC CSMO Chuck Walker. "Being their only distribution partner shows the strength of USC in the market."

Meopta is a global manufacturer of precision optics, specializing in the design, engineering and assembly of complex optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic systems. Meopta creates innovative, total solutions for the consumer, industrial and military markets. Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in the United States and Czech Republic, Meopta can respond to the needs of its customers quickly and effectively.





October 2014

United Sporting Companies Selects Paul Carey as VP of New Business Development

Paul Carey Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the appointment of Paul Carey to serve as Vice President of New Business Development and report directly to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Chuck Walker, effective immediately.

"I am very proud to have Paul as a member of our team. His knowledge and work ethic will help us take USC to another level," said Chuck Walker.

Paul Carey joins USC with over 20 years of sales leadership experience successfully managing professional and military sales teams across America. Most recently, Paul served as Director of Sales at Reynolds Consumer Products.





May 2014

United Sporting Companies Superior Salesmanship Recognized by ATN

ATN Award Chapin, SC - Advanced Technologies Network Corp. (ATN) has awarded United Sporting Companies with its exclusive Gold Sales Achievement for providing top quality product support during 2013.

ATN is a leading manufacturer and developer of precision Night Vision optics and Thermal Imaging. Focused on quality, innovation, and value, ATN manufactures the largest selection of low light optical devices and caters to consumers, law enforcement and military clients.





April 2014

Walther Arms and United Sporting Companies Partnership Generates Success

Walther Arms Award Chapin, SC – United Sporting Companies has been acknowledged as Walther Arms' Outstanding Distribution Partner for effectively aiding in the success of Walther products by providing top-notch customer service and solid wholesale distribution during 2013.

Renowned throughout the world for its innovation, Walther Arms has been a leading premium manufacturer of sporting, defense, and law enforcement firearms for over 125 years.




February 2014

Marlin Firearms Recognizes Jerry’s Sports Center Excellence for 2013

Chapin, SC – Jerry’s Sport’s Center, a division of United Sporting Companies, has earned the Distributor of the Year Award from Marlin Firearms for extraordinary wholesale efforts during its 2013 campaign.

Established in 1870, the Marlin Firearms Company produces an array of lever action, bolt action and semi-automatic rifles, & break-open single shot shotguns and rifles under its various brands that include Marlin, Harrington & Richardson, New England Firearms and L. C. Smith.




February 2014

United Sporting Companies is Core Rifle Systems 2013 Distributor of the Year

Chapin, SC – Core Rifle Systems selected United Sporting Companies (USC) as its 2013 Distributor of the Year in recognition of a highly productive year supporting its product line.

Core Rifle Systems, based out of Ocala, Florida, produces a full line of AR-15/M-16 and M-4 Type rifles for Commercial, Law Enforcement, Government and International customers, plus a complete line of parts and accessories.




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