Bear & Son Cutlery Adds William Gartland & Associates

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Bear & Son Cutlery Taps William J Gartland & Associates Rep Firm Representation to Cover Eastern U.S.

Jacksonville, Alabama – ( – Bear & Son Cutlery, manufacturer of premium made-in-the-USA sporting, tactical, hunting, and everyday carry knives, is pleased to announce the addition of William J Gartland & Associates to the company’s manufacturer representative portfolio. Based in Youngstown, OH, William J Gartland & Associates will begin representing Bear & Son Cutlery to its retail and distributor clients effective immediately.

“William J Gartland & Associates is a long-established and highly respected firm in the outdoor industry,” said Bear & Son President Ken Griffey. “We are excited to have their team representing our Bear & Son, Bear Ops, Bear Edge, and Gatco Sharpener brands to retailers, distributors, and buying groups throughout the eastern U.S.”

Established by Bill Gartland in 1973, William J Gartland & Associates includes 18 seasoned hunting, shooting, and outdoor product sales reps covering the eastern and midwestern states.

“Reputation and quality are everything in our business,” said William J Gartland & Associates founder Bill Gartland, “It starts with the manufacturers, carries through to the retailers, and reflects on everyone involved in the sales and supply chain. This is why our team of professionals choose to represent only those companies and products with a solid reputation that starts at the factory and continues with the consumer. Bear & Son Cutlery, with their high-quality, USA-made knives, certainly fits that mold and we are proud to represent them to our industry friends and clients.”

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About Bear & Son Cutlery:

Bear & Son Cutlery is equipped with a rich family tradition in knife making and employs a skilled and experienced work force that is capable of performing many of the extra hand operations that go into the making of their products. The Bear & Son Cutlery factory is unique. It is full self-contained. While some companies only assemble parts brought from various suppliers and put their names on the product, Bear & Son Cutlery does everything in-house from building their own blanking dies to heat treating, grinding and assembly, and hand finishing products. These steps ensure that Bear & Son Cutlery is of excellent quality and a real value for both the dealer and consumer. Their ongoing commitment is to make them in America and make them affordable.