Outside Magazine Names Boulder?s Spectra Logic One of America?s Best Places to Work in 2013

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Company Recognized for Commitment to Healthy Work-Life Balance

BOULDER, Colo.—August 1, 2013Spectra Logic, celebrating more than 30 years of data storage innovation, today was named to Outside Magazine’s sixth annual top 100 “Best Places to Work” list. A successful, fast-growing company, Spectra Logic is committed to supporting a healthy work-life balance for employees. Its location near the Boulder Flatirons gives employees easy access to scenic walking and biking trails right outside their door.

Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group.

In addition to its scenic setting in the Boulder Flatirons, Spectra Logic boasts many amenities to support employees’ active lifestyles including: an onsite gym, a cafeteria that offers a Weight Watchers entrée each day, an annual fitness challenge to incentivize employees to become more active and physically fit, a free ongoing boot camp led by a personal trainer and yoga classes twice a week.

“We are passionate about providing our employees with the best possible benefits and amenities to help them be successful, “said Nathan Thompson, Spectra Logic’s founder and Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored to be recognized by Outside Magazine for our efforts to promote a lifestyle that keeps employees energized and allows them to maintain a healthy work-life balance.”

Participating companies were sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. The experts at the Best Companies Group then analyzed the results and selected the companies that best enable employees to pursue active lifestyles while also supporting their social and environmental contributions.

"We're proud to publicize the efforts of these 100 companies," said Outside editor Christopher Keyes. "They each show a real commitment to creating active, healthy work environments and put a premium on innovative benefits. Year after year, Outside's Best Places to Work program demonstrates that America's most successful companies are the ones that consistently promote true work-life balance for their employees."

The full list of companies can be found at: www.OutsideOnline.com/bestplacestowork.

About Spectra Logic Corporation
At Spectra Logic we define, design and deliver innovative data protection and backup solutions through tape backup and disk-based backup, recovery and archive storage solutions. By igniting innovation we challenge expectations of the data protection market with intelligent, integrated, and simple to use backup and archive technologies. Throughout our 30-plus-year history we have delivered high-density, feature rich storage with unmatched service and support to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.SpectraLogic.com.

About Outside
Outside is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. For more than 30 years, Outside has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The Outside family includes Outside magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, and Outside Books. Visit us online and on Facebook.

About The Best Companies Group
Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

About The Outdoor Industry Association
Founded in 1989, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) is the premier trade association for companies in the active outdoor recreation business. OIA provides trade services for over 4000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers in the outdoor industry. Outdoor Industry Association seeks to ensure a healthy and diverse specialty retail and supply chain based on quality, innovation and service. To this end, OIA works diligently to raise the standards of the industry; increase participation in outdoor recreation to strengthen business markets; provide support services to improve member profitability; represent member interests in the legislative/regulatory process; promote professional training and education; support innovation; and offer cost-saving member benefits. Search for outdoor-industry jobs is at OIA’s career center:www.outdoorindustry.org.


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