Winchester Announces 2012 Distributor of the Year

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:31 am
Winchester Announces 2012 Distributor of the Year

LAS VEGAS, NV – -( For setting a high standard of service to dealers, solid sales performance and support of the Winchester brand, W.L. Baumler Company was named the 2011 Distributor of the Year by Winchester Ammunition.

The award was presented to W.L. Baumler Company at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

“W.L. Baumler Company was a large part our success in 2011 and we’re excited to present them with this award,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re looking forward to continuing a strong partnership with W.L Baumler Company and as we have for many decades, work together to meet the needs of our customers.”

Headquartered in Lorain, Ohio, W.L. Baumler Company was founded in 1946 and has been a valuable distributor for Winchester Ammunition since the early 1960s. The company is a wholesaler of hunting and fishing supplies including firearms, ammunition, rods, reels, lures and more.

Pictured from left to right are Rick Papendick, Winchester Ammunition wholesale distribution manager, Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing and sales, Jack Baumler, W.L. Baumler Company owner and president, Dennis Prebble, Winchester Ammunition sales representative, Bill Recknagel (W.L. Baumler Company), Tom O’keefe, Winchester Ammunition president.“It means a lot to our company that Winchester Ammunition recognized our work,” said Jack Baumler, W.L. Baumler Company owner and president.

“We receive great feedback on Winchester products. They are a great company to deal with and have been very loyal to W.L. Baumler Company. We owe a great deal of thanks to our customers and manufacturers’ reps for making this award possible.’”

With a company heritage dating back to 1866, Winchester Ammunition was there for the taming of the American West, the Allied Forces’ victory in World War II and through the years, millions of fond memories made in the great outdoors. Known as The American Legend™, Winchester is a global leader in sporting, law enforcement, military and personal defense ammunition production. Winchester continues to raise the bar with new products like Blind Side waterfowl and PDX1Defender personal defense ammunition.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:44 pm
I know that times change and things move on. Despite this fact, as a former employee of Winchester in New Haven Ct., it is depressing to see no names I recognize from the factory. There were many in upper management that dedicated themselves to Winchester. They attended all the major shows and promotions throughout the country. They probably knew more in there little finger than some of the guys in the picture. Oh well, I guess life goes on.

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