The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) named Springfield Armory its 2022 Firearm Manufacturer of the Year and the 2022 Innovator of the Year. The honors were presented during the NAGSW Annual Meeting/Expo Event, which was held late last month in Kansas City, MO.
“Springfield Armory is extremely proud to have been named as the recipient of not just one, but two of the NASGW’s esteemed awards,” said Phil Rawlings, vice president of sales and law enforcement for Springfield Armory. “Being recognized as the Firearm Manufacturer of the Year and also Innovator of the Year by such a respected group simply reinforces that Springfield Armory is bringing the products customers demand to market.”
NASGW annually recognizes manufacturers with Manufacturer of the Year Awards at its Annual Meeting/Expo Event. The criteria for the awards are based on those areas of the manufacturer's performance that enable the wholesaler to provide efficient and effective service in the competitive marketplace.
“The team at Springfield Armory made quite an impression on the distributors over the past year,” said Kenyon Gleason, president of NASGW. “To win two awards on the same night is a major accomplishment, and it demonstrates the true partnership that Springfield has with the distribution channel.”
NASGW represents shooting sports wholesalers, manufacturers and their trade partners. It was organized in 1953, incorporated in 1954, and to this day remains dedicated to ensuring strong, trusted relationships between shooting sports buyers and sellers.
In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic, a role it played in manufacturing firearms for every American conflict until 1968, when the government closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, IL, revived the iconic Springfield Armory heritage and carries on that legacy.