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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, Harrisburg, PA, Downingtown, PA, Dayton, OH, Spring Hill, KS, Dallas, TX, Reno, NV 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.