Osceola, Iowa – Boyt Harness Company of Osceola, Iowa has completed the purchase of long time firearm’s accessory manufacturer, The Outdoor Connection, Inc.
The Outdoor Connection was founded by Floyd and Pat Hightower in 1983 and is best known for their line of slings including the Original Super Sling and Padded Super Sling as well sling swivels including the Talon and Brute brands. More recently, the company expanded into gun cases, range bags and related accessories including tactical gear under the Max Ops brand.
“The acquisition of the The Outdoor Connection’s family of brands and products is a perfect fit for Boyt,” said Tony Caligiuri, company president. ” Pat and Floyd have done an outstanding job of building The Outdoor Connection brands over the past thirty years and we hope to use our manufacturing and marketing experience in the firearms accessories field to build on what they have accomplished since they founded the business.” added Caligiuri.
“We are extremely excited about the addition of The Outdoor Connection to the Boyt. The employees, the culture and the product lines are a perfect fit for us,” said Curt Borcherding, Boyt’s Chief Financial Officer.
The Outdoor Connection is located in Waco, Texas and sells to a network of dealers and distributors in both the United States and Europe.
Floyd Hightower will stay on in an advisory roll to the new owners. “It was very important to sell our business to a company that understood our culture and was not only committed to expanding on what we have built but also appreciated our Waco roots”, said Hightower.
Boyt Harness Company is the industry’s oldest maker of firearm’s accessories. Founded in 1901, it has been in continuous operation since then. In addition to the Boyt Harness brand, the company also owns and operates Bob Allen, Mud River Dog Products, Rattlers, Secure Vault and Bug Out.
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