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PRADCO Report

Fishing Lure/Hunting Gear Company to Begin Manufacturing Equipment, Sanitizer for Hospitals

PRADCO Outdoor Brands, a leading manufacturer and marketer of fishing and hunting brands and products, is dedicating resources to serve the medical communities in Alabama, Arkansas and Oklahoma (home states of most PRADCO employees and their families) with donations of much-needed medical equipment.

At PRADCO Fishing, engineers have designed and formulated products that are currently being manufactured to give away to area hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Tooling and molds for all products were created in PRADCO Fishing’s tool room. The specific products being manufactured for donation are face shields, frames and hand sanitizer. There is a big need at hospitals and clinics for these items. The frames are being molded out of XT plastic material. The face shields are being formed out of plastic sheets. The frames and shields were designed in a collaborative effort with personnel at Baptist Health in Fort Smith.


Carhartt Report

Carhartt to Produce Medical Gear for Hospitals

Carhartt, America's most trusted workwear brand, announced this week that itís joining in the effort to supply the brave men and women working on the frontline with the gowns and masks they need to protect themselves.

On Monday, April 6, Carhartt will begin producing 50,000 medical gowns, and on April 20, the company will begin manufacturing 2.5 million masks. As long as these critical items are in short supply, Carhartt will continue to assist in production.

"Serving and answering the call during times of need has always been an integral part of Carhartt's history and it's why consumers have trusted us to have their back for more than 130 years," said Mark Valade, Chief Executive Officer at Carhartt. "We are humbled and honored to help all the essential workers serving and protecting us right now."

Associates from Carhartt's manufacturing facilities have proudly volunteered to produce these items and the company will continue to compensate them for their important contribution to the effort to support the nation's need for medical personal protective equipment.


Lew’s High School Grant Program is now taking applications for the 2020 season.

Lew’s will strive to put quality rods and reels in the hands of high school aged anglers across the country through their ever-popular High School Grant Program. The intent of this program is to foster and motivate the growth of the sport through these four key objectives.

  • Growing the sport of recreational fishing
  • Showcasing high school fishing as a valued educational activity
  • Elevating the visibility of youth fishing in the local community
  • Instilling conservation awareness through best practices

There are three levels of grant awards that are based on the size of the club, club activity, and a willingness to promote the sport as well as conservation and the Keep America Fishing initiative.

This program has skyrocketed in popularity with last year’s grant cycle awarding 140 grants to schools in 25 different states. It provides a great way for schools to put quality rods and reels in the hands of young anglers. The High School Grant Program is administered for Lew’s by the Future Fisherman Foundation, a 501(C)3 non-profit whose mission is to “Ensure the Future of Fishing.”

Interested applicants can apply at either the Lews.com website.