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Company Overview of Winchester Ammunition, Inc.

Company Overview

Winchester Ammunition, Inc. manufactures and supplies sporting ammunition. It offers handgun, rimfire, rifle, and shot shell ammunition, as well as components. The company also provides gear, clothing and accessories, gift items, hunting and shooting products, memorabilia and artworks, and games and pet products online. The company was founded in 1866 and is based in East Alton, Illinois. Winchester Ammunition, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Olin Corp.

427 North Shamrock Street

East Alton, IL 62024

United States

Founded in 1866





Key Executives for Winchester Ammunition, Inc.

Director of Commercial Sales
Director of Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Winchester Ammunition, Inc. Key Developments

Winchester Ammunition Receives $99.2 Million U.S. Army Contract

Winchester Ammunition has received a $99.2 million contract from the U.S. Army to deliver .38, .45, and 9mm ammunition. Winchester's .38-caliber ammunition cartridge was originally developed for use in rifles, but has been reintroduced for pistol use. The company's .45 magnum ammunition was developed for automatic pistols. 9mm ammunition is used in a variety of small arms, and is currently the standard ammunition for NATO forces. Under the contract, deliveries are expected to be complete by March 2022. Funding and work locations are to be determined with each order.

Olin Winchester Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third Quarter of 2015

Olin Winchester reported unaudited earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported sales of $194.2 million against $181.0 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $33.9 million against $33.1 million a year ago. The increase in sales compared to the second quarter of 2014 reflects increased shipments to commercial, law enforcement and military customers. The increase in earnings reflects the impact of lower commodity and material costs and lower manufacturing and other costs, partially offset by a less favorable product mix. For the six months, the company reported sales of $372.9 million against $381.6 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $63.7 million against $71.4 million a year ago. For the third quarter of 2015, the company’s earnings are expected to be comparable to third quarter 2014 levels.

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