That’s why Brownells is, for the second straight year, holding its Gunsmithing Job Fair on April 11–12, 2008. To accommodate a significant increase in participation, the 2008 job fair will be held at the Iowa Speedway in Newton. Schools attending the job fair include Montgomery Community College, Troy, North Carolina; Murray State College, Tishomingo, Oklahoma; Trinidad State Junior College, Trinidad, Colorado; and Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona. The event also will be open to the general gunsmithing community.

“The feedback we received following the first Gunsmithing Job Fair was just tremendous,” says company chairman and CEO Frank Brownell. “Many young gunsmiths have only experienced the industry through the classroom and their instructors. The job fair provides them with an opportunity to learn from an array of gunsmiths with centuries of total experiences and interact with their peers.”

Attendees will be able to meet and interview with numerous employers and vendors on-site the first day of the event. Employers scheduled to attend include Ahlman’s, Les Baer Custom, Nowlin Manufacturing, Turnbull Restoration, Volquart-sen Custom, STI International, Army Marksmanship Unit, Caspian Arms, Gander Mountain, Cylinder and Slide Shop, Ed Brown Products, Power Custom, Springfield Armory Custom Shop, Taurus, Brownells, Sinclair, Wichita Arms, Wilson Combat, Forster Products, DPMS and Carlson’s.

Representatives of the NRA and the ATF also are scheduled to speak to students and gunsmiths.
More information on the job fair can be found at Interested parties may
also contact Marcia Brown. (641-623-5401;

—Slaton White