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All About Reloaders: Celebrating 35 Years at MEC

If you are one of the many Shotshell Reloader customers, chances are you may have gotten the opportunity to talk to Ron. Out of the last 35 years, Ron has spent t hirty-three of those years working as a MEC Reloader Customer Service Technician. He is our most senior technician and carries a wealth of knowledge with him. His casual and soft-spoken presence makes him an easy person to communicate with to troubleshoot a problem or just ask a general reloading question. After graduating Mayville High School, Ron worked at a grocery store in nearby Horicon, WI advancing to an assistant store manager position. During this time, he attended marketing classes at a nearby college . After two years, he knew it was not the future for him and decided to look for other opportunities . It just so happened that MEC was hiring. Ron’s mother had been working at MEC for a while and encouraged him to apply. Soon, he was offered a job on their newly implemented assembly line, building John Deer e lawnm
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Staying Consistent Throughout the Year by Dalton Kirchhoefer

Being consistent throughout a tournament and even throughout the entire shooting season is a very difficult task even for professionals. It takes a lot of focus, time, and effort along with the confidence and a willingness to get back up after falling. Major tournaments that take place in the shooting world such as regionals, US Open and Nationals are long tournaments that by the end of each day many shooters are completely exhausted both mentally and physically. The summer months do not help with this as many events are in southern states with unforgiving heat. With this constant cycle of shooting long days and ending the day exhausted, your mind begins to lose focus and wander, causing your shooting style to waver from what it usually is, whether that is beginning to set up too close to the trap, not going through your pre-shot routine, or just simply having a hard time fully seeing the target, these faults work their way into your shooting very slowly. The end result is the shooter

Celebrating 30 Years at MEC

MEC Outdoors team member, Nicki, recently celebrated 30 years at MEC.  She shared her journey during those years and how it has led her to ultimately learn complex wiring systems for the MEC Clay Target machine line of products.  Her dedication to the company and our products is a direct reflection of the quality and craftsmanship presented to our customers when they invest in a MEC Clay Target Machine.   Nicki's Career Journey Shortly after high school Nicki began her journey at MEC by working part time through a temp agency.  Full time MEC jobs back then were hard to come by because you had to know someone employed at MEC to get hired.  Fortunately for Nicki, her neighbor worked at MEC and gladly put in a good word for her.  She remembers fondly getting the call from MEC.  Her daughter was only 4 yrs. old at the time and answered the phone.  Nicki told her to tell the caller, (not knowing it was MEC) that she would call them back.  Her smart little girl said, “Momma, this phone

Celebrating 45 Years at MEC

45 years! Few people can say they have been employed at the same company for that many years.  It is an achievement in loyalty and dedication only few can possess. We are fortunate Roger has spent the past 45 years with us at MEC.  After he graduated high school, he began his career at the age of 18.  He always knew he would find his work “home” here because for so many years, much of his family including his brothers, dad, uncle and even cousin worked at MEC.  His dad and brother Harvey were both machinists. Gary, his other brother, and cousin Dennis were both tool makers. Forty-five years is a long time to work at one place and especially in the same department, but for Roger, he has always enjoyed it.  He has been in the MEC Reloader department his entire career. As he reflects on his time at MEC, he gives this advice to newcomers; “MEC is a good company.   There is a lot of opportunity in a place like this to grow. The welding, painting and bootcamp programs offered now weren’t

Q & A: 20 Questions with Morgan Craft

Morgan Craft has been a sponsored shooter with MEC Outdoors for several years now. She is a part of a small group of athletes in the shooting industry from around the country, that has proudly partnered with MEC Outdoors.  Growing up in Muncy Valley, Pennsylvania, Morgan engaged herself in hunting trips with her family for deer, turkey, and squirrels. Through a local 4H program she began shooting shotguns before transitioning as an international competitor in skeet shooting. This young athlete, with 12 yea rs of skeet shooting experience, decided this was the sport for her right from the start, while growing up in a shooting sport enthusiastic family. She appreciates the sport’s community, opportunity to show team spirit while competing around the world, and the benefits it can offer a competitor at a variety of ages. The challenges you face, and the patience and consistency obtained are what Morgan encourages every new shooter on the line to be aware of while striving for success.

Q & A: Cameron Hicks, MEC Outdoors New Sponsored Shooter

MEC Outdoors is pleased to announce the talents of Cameron Hicks as an addition to the amazing line up of incredible shooters sponsoring the brand.  Currently, MEC Outdoors partners with several exceptional shooters such as Dave Miller, Dalton Kirchhoefer, Makayla Scott, Shari Legate, Travis Mears, Will Fennell, Dani Zeigler, Morgan Craft and Richard Marshall Jr. Cameron Hicks is a fast rising star within the disciplines of Sporting Clays and FITASC and most recently has gone head to head with legends like Anthony Matarese Jr. and Bill McGuire. He was M5 at Georgia State, M3 at the NE Regional, Won Bison Cup in Virginia, M1 at South Carolina State Championship, M4 at North Carolina State and won the 2020 Gamaliel Cup FITASC and most of those were just in the past few months! So you might be wondering, who is Cameron Hicks and what got him into this sport?  Recently, MEC Outdoors spoke to Cameron and answered this and more in an in-depth conversation about him, the sport, and why