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Remington Arms Joins Union Sportsmen’s Alliance as National Conservation Partner

January 13, 2020 in Articles, Conservation News, Press Release

 

Legendary gun maker Remington Arms is providing welcome firepower to the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s (USA) fight to preserve North America’s outdoor heritage.

“We are proud to welcome Remington as a National Conservation Partner,” said USA Director of Sales and Marketing Jay Stuart. “Their union-made firearms represent more than two centuries of American ingenuity and craftsmanship, and they have a long history of supporting conservation, outreach and outdoor recreation.”

Remington offers a full suite of industry-leading rifles, shotguns, handguns and ammunition, along with a variety of other fine products. Its lineup includes the storied Model 700 and Model 870, two of the best-selling firearms of all time, along with innovative new platforms like Versa Max shotguns and the high-performance Model 1911 R1 pistol.

“Remington Arms Company is excited to be building an expanded partnership with Union Sportsmen’s Alliance,” said Remington Director of Marketing Christian Hogg. “Their mission towards conservation, preserving our outdoor sporting traditions, and improving public access are core to our corporate values. USA’s focus on securing North America’s outdoor heritage while uniting the union community makes this relationship even more special.”

As a USA National Conservation Partner, Remington will directly support Work Boots on the Ground (WBG), the USA’s flagship conservation program, which organizes union volunteers to complete conservation, public access, education, youth outreach and adult mentorship projects that would otherwise go undone.

Launched in 2010, the program has completed 230 projects in 31 states. The value of volunteer labor donated through WBG is approaching $1.5 million, while outreach events have engaged nearly 13,000 participants, including more than 6,000 in 2019.

Remington’s industry-leading products are popular prizes in USA fundraisers for conservation, community service and youth outreach projects.

“Remington has also stepped up and committed to support our brand new United Outdoors Conservation Fund — an innovative grant funding program that allows the USA to expand its conservation footprint and mission impact,” Stuart added. “Grants in this program are already improving public access to the outdoors and benefiting youth mentorship efforts—and it’s just getting started.”

A portion of this support will be earmarked for a special project, to be selected by Remington, which will be announced at the USA’s Annual Fundraising Gala in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2020.

The USA and Remington will also collaborate on a significant conservation project or outreach event benefiting communities near the Remington properties in Ilion, NY. The Remington partnership also supports the USA Shooting Tour and USA Conservation Dinner program.

Jay Stuart Named Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Director of Sales and Marketing

January 6, 2020 in General, Press Release

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) has tapped outdoor industry veteran Jay Stuart to serve as the organization’s director of sales and marketing.

A marketing, sales and partnerships veteran with more than three decades of experience in the hunting, recreational shooting and fishing markets, Stuart brings a full suite of skills, savvy and vital relationships to support the USA’s efforts to unite labor union members for conservation and community service.

“Jay offers our team a wealth of knowledge and experience,” said USA CEO and Executive Director Scott Vance. “His reputation in the outdoor industry is second to none and we’re looking forward to growing our partnerships and mission delivery with his leadership.”

Stuart is excited to leverage his expertise and network of contacts to help expand the USA’s mission impact.

Stuart’s career includes three years as national sales director for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), where he established a stellar record for identifying and developing alliances that supported BSA’s mission and strategies for short- and long-range growth. He also served Remington Arms for more than a decade, in capacities including director of business development and vice president of key account and national conservation sales.

Stuart’s personal passions parallel the USA’s founding principles. He is a diehard proponent of introducing youth to hunting and the shooting sports, preserving the nation’s outdoor heritage and protecting Americans’ rights and freedoms, including those guaranteed under the Second Amendment.

“I am excited to be part of a fast-growing conservation organization that is dedicated to improving people’s lives, continuing our treasured outdoor traditions and conserving our natural resources for future generations to enjoy,” said Stuart. “I look forward to leveraging my extensive network of contacts in the shooting, fishing and outdoor brands to bring even more industry leading partners together in support of the USA’s mission.”