Martin Archery is pleased to announce its recent asset purchase by ELM, LLC, a Nashville-based private equity firm, and the Mandola Group, a sister company to Big Jon Sports.

Rex Darlington and Ted Harpham of Darton Archery will collaborate with Big Jon’s engineering staff to reengineer and reconfigure Martin’s bow models for 2018. Martin Archery will be offering compound, take-down and traditional bows for 2018. Martin has also engaged Sonus Engineered Solutions for acoustic engineering on its 2018 compound bow models.

“Big Jon Sports has provided excellent customer service and quality American-made products since 1968,” said John V. Pampu of Big Jon Sports. “Martin will be a key part of that legacy and embody the same characteristics by providing superior products and excellence in customer service at a competitive price.”

“We are proud to carry forward the principles and integrity that Gail Martin demonstrated as founder of Martin Archery,” Pampu continued. “We are grateful to the Martin family for their years of hard work and vision as pioneers in the archery industry, and we look forward to honoring their legacy through the success of Martin Archery.”

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