The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW), the association representing shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers, and their trade partners, is proud to announce the nominees for this year's NASGW Appreciation Awards.
Each year, NASGW Awards the top optics, accessory, ammunition, and firearms manufacturers who best demonstrate a commitment to the two-step distribution process, and who provide outstanding value and service. Wholesaler members evaluate the performance of manufacturers on four key criteria; distribution policy, marketing, sales, and promotion; logistics and operations, and NASGW and industry support. This comprehensive assessment of manufacturer performance has been designed to provide a more balanced appraisal that truly recognizes the best of the best, according to NASGW distributor members.
This year's nominees are:
Firearm Manufacturer of the Year
Smith & Wesson
Optics Manufacturer of the Year
Leupold & Stevens, Inc.
Ammunition Manufacturer of the Year
Accessory Manufacturer of the Year
Warne Scope Mounts
Importer of the Year
Innovator of the Year
Award recipients will be announced at the Annual Appreciation Dinner & Reception at this year's NASGW Expo on October 22nd in Orlando, FL. The awards dinner will set the stage for three days of productive meetings as distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer's reps, and media prepare for the coming sales year.