From One to Five: The Story of the ACK Stores
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From One to Five: The Story of the ACK Stores

What do you see when you find a small, locally owned kayak shop in Austin, Texas? Steve and Peter Messana, owners of Austin Canoe & Kayak (ACK), saw potential. They took a tiny specialty paddling shop and developed it into the booming business it is today. Starting with the flagship store in Austin, TX and then growing across Central Texas, ACK has developed into one of Texas’s largest kayak fishing and outdoor retailer while maintaining its mom-and-pop shop feel in each of its brick and mortar locations.
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ACK Takes a Detour to MOAB
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ACK Takes a Detour to MOAB

ACK President/Co-Owner, Steve Messana and VP of Store Operations/Co-Owner, Chris Hackerd took a detour on their way to the Outdoor Retailer show in Utah to partake in an exhilarating mountain bike adventure in none other than MOAB! I'd ask them for all the details but as always, they are busy so instead we'll share a visual experience — one that will certainly help you understand why it's considered one of the best places to go mountain biking in America.
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First Look: Wilderness Systems A.T.A.K
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First Look: Wilderness Systems A.T.A.K

The ACK merchandising team spent last week at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City to check out the latest and greatest products as well as revisit others that remained tried and true. On day one of the show the team was  invited to the Wilderness Systems booth to go over new products, review changes to current products, and best of all get a sneak peek of something very special, The Wilderness Systems Advanced Tactical Angler Kayak.
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