March 2019 (Miami, FL) – Taurus®, a top manufacturer of pistols and revolvers designed for personal defense, competition shooting, and hunting, has selected Mid-States Distributing as the Taurus 2018 Buying Group of the Year. Taurus presented the award to Mid-States Distributing at the 2019 SHOT show following the company’s exceptional sales performance and customer support for 2018.
Established in 1953, the Fort Worth, TX, based company is one of the leading buying groups in the farm store segment, providing its 39 member retailers and their approximately 700 retail stores around the U.S. and Canada with comprehensive farming, ranching, husbandry, and outdoor lifestyle products, including Taurus firearms for personal defense and hunting.
“Rural consumers, particularly those living in mid-western and western states, rely on dedicated farm stores for much of their occupational and daily living needs,” said Carlos Vazquez-Pausa, VP of Taurus Sales. “From livestock feed, veterinary care, and farming equipment to clothing and even firearms, product diversity is key. Mid-States Distributing continues to excel in providing their retail chain clients with the kind of Taurus firearms that consumers living in the more remote areas of the country rely on for personal protection when they’re out in the field or hunting. That’s why we’re excited to present Mid-States Distributing with the Taurus 2018 Buying Group of the Year award.”
For more information on Mid-States Distributing and a comprehensive listing of their retail members around the country who offer Taurus handguns, visit msdist.com/members/.
Pictured in Photo from Left to Right: Seth Luckinbill, Divisional Merchandise Manager – Atwoods Distribution, L.P., Levi Barr, Purchasing – Atwoods Distribution, L.P., David Blenker, CEO – Taurus, Drew Coffey, Category Manager, Shooting Supplies – Rural King, Wes Johnson, VP Purchasing – Atwoods Distributionm, L.P., Tim White, Sales Manager – Taurus.
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Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus”) and its subsidiaries continues to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. Taurus is based in Miami, Florida. Taurus is owned by Taurus Armas, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Taurus Armas S.A. manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide. For additional information, visit www.taurususa.com.