MEMPHIS, Tenn. – June 14, 2022 – Ducks Unlimited (DU) is proud to welcome GUNNER® as its newest Corporate Partner. DU's Corporate Partner Program features an elite list of companies that go above and beyond DU's conservation call to action.
Addison Edmonds, the Founder of GUNNER, built this brand out of the love of "man's best friend" and was inspired by his four-legged best friend and retrieving fanatic, Gunner. The original product, the G1™ Intermediate, set a new bar in safety and utility for pet carriers, withstanding 4,000 lbs. of force, a 12-gauge shotgun at seven steps, and a 200-foot cliff drop, in addition to carrying a lifetime warranty. GUNNER's kennels have helped keep thousands of pets stay safe on the road since 2015.
"I have been a supporter of Ducks Unlimited for as long as I can remember," said Edmonds. "This announcement is surreal as it has been a goal of mine for GUNNER to be a corporate sponsor since long before the first kennel ever went out the door. I am thrilled to see our keystone products with the DU logo and am so proud we are doing our part to support conservation efforts for future generations to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends."
GUNNER now offers an exclusive line of DU co-branded products, including the G1™ Kennel in all four sizes. This DU collection will also include the GUNNER Food Crate and other accessories. In addition to the co-branded product, this new line features a unique green color explicitly formulated for DU. Each kennel will display the iconic DU logo on the front door, and a portion of every sale of the product line will directly benefit DU's wetlands conservation efforts.
"DU is thrilled to welcome GUNNER Kennels to our Corporate Partner family," said DU CEO Adam Putnam. "Not only do they offer products built to last a lifetime, but they also offer products tested and proven to provide a safe haven for your pet. For DU members, our pets are family, and GUNNER kennels offer the peace of mind that our dogs will be safe when we are on the road. This partnership adds excellent value to the DU brand, and we are excited to have them join us as a partner in wetlands conservation. "
To learn more about GUNNER's Ducks Unlimited line of products, visit: www.gunner.com/products/ducksunlimited
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Based in Nashville, Tennessee, GUNNER® is an American brand that manufactures industry-leading dog products to give dogs the lives they deserve. Designed for safe travel, GUNNER’s G1™ Kennel is the original 5-star crash-test rated dog crate and the market’s only double-wall rotomolded kennel. Whether on the hunt, on the trail, or simply at home, GUNNER believes that Man’s Best Friend deserves Man’s Best Kennel®. For more information about GUNNER’s story and products, go to www.gunner.com.
About Ducks Unlimited
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 15 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.