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Jan. 2015--BUCK KNIVES NAMES AGENCY AND SALES REPRESENTATIVE OF THE YEAR 2014

At the recent 2015 SHOT Show, Buck Knives awarded their "2014 Sales Rep. Agency of the Year" to J. Harding Associates, and Tackett Brothers, Inc. Buck Knives also named Deb Garvick of Tackett Brothers, Inc. as "Sales Rep of the Year."

Deb Garvick, an industry veteran in her market, represents mid-central United States regions and has been extremely influential in successful growth of these areas. "It's truly an honor to be recognized by a great company like Buck Knives when they have such an excellent sales force," said Garvick.

"Deb exhibits a high level of commitment and an innate ability to compete in a crowded market place," said Bob George, Director of Sales and Marketing for Buck Knives. "Deb successfully handled the restructuring of a large account, and performed effortlessly. She has a progressive approach and is constantly building a great rapport with her accounts with her ability to recognize their needs and industry knowledge. We have witnessed a key account increase considerably, which can be attributed to Deb's hard work and dedication to the Buck brand."

Tackett Brothers, Inc., to which Garvick belongs, represents outdoor, hunting, fishing, tactical, promotional and industrial distribution channels across the mid-central United States, including Texas and Arkansas where the offices are currently located. Tackett Brothers, Inc. successfully manages several key accounts for Buck Knives. It is their ability to find success and opportunity in challenging economic times that earned them agency of the year.

"It is a great pleasure and privilege being a part of the Buck Knives family," said Dick Tackett, Founding Partner and President of Tackett Brothers. "From all of us at Tackett Brothers, I'd like to extend our sincere thanks to all of our customers and all of the hard working people at Buck that make continuing to get the job done possible."

J. Harding Associates, located in Huntington Beach, CA, focuses on the hunting and shooting industry. They are a strong sales force spanning over a large diverse sales territory throughout the Western United States. J. Harding Associates is a dedicated group of responsive professionals that ensure territories are covered and that strong results are delivered.

"Sales Rep Agency of the year is generally directed towards an individual agency that displays strong sales qualities, can adapt to the changing marketplace, and one that can do so in a way that delivers the Buck Knives brand in an effective way," said George. "Tacket Brothers and J. Harding Associates were both equally deserving of being named our sales rep agency of the year. Each agency has served as great catalysts for the growth of the company. It is a privilege to honor them for their many accomplishments and contributions to a record year."