Defender Industries reports 2009 sales boost

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Defender Industries announced an increase in sales of 29.3 percent in fourth quarter and a gain of 10.2 percent for the year ending Dec. 31, 2009, the company announced.

Privately-held Defender does not release specific financial information, the company said.

"Our sales set new all-time records in eight months of 2009, including the last seven consecutive months of the year, all of which were up by double digits," executive director Al Knupp said in a statement. "As a result, 2009 marks the sixth consecutive year of record sales, the eighth year in a row of solid growth and the best in the marine outfitter's 71-year history."

Connecticut-based Defender is a discount marine outfitting company that carries more than 50,000 brand-name products.

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