Outside Magazine Names PMI As One of America's Best Places to Work

Pacific Market International (PMI), today was named to Outside magazine’s third annual “Best Places to Work” list. Pacific Market International was ranked No. 26 out of 50 selected companies.
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Pacific Market International (PMI), today was named to Outside magazine's (www.outsideonline.com ) third annual “Best Places to Work” list. Pacific Market International was ranked No. 26 out of 50 selected companies. The full list and related story will be published in the May issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands April 13, 2010.

Outside's “Best Places to Work” list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association (outdoorindustry.org ) and Best Companies Group (bestcompaniesgroup.com ). The year-long selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in the United States. Participating companies were then sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. All of the results were analyzed by Best Companies Group experts, who selected the 50 companies that strive to enhance their employees' enjoyment of active endeavors, and environmental and social involvement.

Rob Harris, Founder and CEO attributes PMI's ongoing success and current distinction as one of Outside Magazines “Best Places to Work” to its “Principle Over Profit” credo. “As a company, PMI never wavers from our commitment to our principles. These principles relate to people and the environment. Our commitment to sustainable business practices and working with factories whose values and commitment to people align with ours, allows us to grow when others have struggled. We respect a work-life balance among our employees and believe in a work hard play hard approach to what we do.”

Constantly striving to improve upon its already unwavering commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, PMI is a leader in sustainability with employees and manufacturing operations leading the way in environmental best practices and initiatives. Its iconic brands, Aladdin and Stanley both feature multiple products made with eCycle, the company's proprietary mix of recycled plastics, containing 100% recycled plastic of which 25% is post consumer content. When it launched eCycle three years ago, PMI was one of the first in its category to embrace producing products made with recycled materials and today continues to develop and expand in this space, showing others how ‘doing business right, is the right way to do business.'

"These 50 companies come from a vast array of industries but they're all following the same enlightened path," said Michael Roberts, Executive Editor of Outside. "They're successful businesses in a challenging economy precisely because they support a proper work-life balance. They know that benefits like on-site gyms and fitness classes, reimbursements for ski passes and sports racing fees, and support for community service efforts during work hours make their employees happier and thus more productive."

Pacific Market International was a finalist for Washington's Best Workplaces, 2009.

PACIFIC MARKET INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS
JoAnne Anderson, PMI
Senior Marketing Manager, Aladdin® and STANLEY®, brands of PMI
206.441-1400
joanne.anderson@pmi-worldwide.com
www.pmi-worldwide.com

Alycia Cavadi
Momentum Media PR
Boulder: 617.875.5553
Boston: 617.262.5559
alycia@momentummediapr.com

OUTSIDE CONTACT:
Jada Williams - Jada@giantnoise.com / 646.649.4933
Jason Marchwinski - Jason@giantnoise.com / 646.649.4674

About PMI:
Founded in 1983, by Rob Harris, PMI (Pacific Market International) manufactures, markets and designs innovative food and beverage solutions for busy lifestyles across the globe. PMI's two most recognizable brands, Stanley® and Aladdin®, are both nearly 100 years old. Guided by principles of sustainability, community and integrity, PMI has extended these beloved brands into the future while remaining rooted in their past. Headquartered in Seattle, WA PMI has offices in Shanghai, London and Manila.

ABOUT OUTSIDE MAGAZINE
Outside is America's number-one active-lifestyle magazine, with more than two million readers a month. For 30 years, we've been dedicated to covering travel, sports, adventure, health and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. Along with many other accolades, Outside is the only magazine ever to receive three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Please visit us at www.outsideonline.com .

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 .

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE'S BEST COMPANIES OF 2010

1. Natural Habitat Adventures

2. New Belgium Brewing

3. Clif Bar & Company

4. Smith Optics

5. Amer Sports Winter & Outdoors Co.

6. Rally Software

7. Tabar, Inc.

8. LeBootCamp

9. Seventh Generation

10. Paradigm Group

11. Fitness Anywhere, Inc.

12. Osprey Packs, Inc.

13. USANA Health Sciences

14. The DREAM Program, Inc.

15. Carmichael Lynch

16. W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

17. Alaskan Brewing Co.

18. SmartWool

19. Eddie Bauer LLC

20. NatureBridge

21. Max Borges Agency

22. Nau

23. Chesapeake Energy Corporation

24. Redspin, Inc.

25. Wilderness Adventure At Eagles Landing

26. PMI (Pacific Market International)

27. River Design Group. Inc.

28. KEEN

29. Aspen Skiing Company

30. Patagonia

31. Timberland

32. LIVESTRONG

33. Pearl Izumi

34. Realeflow, LLC

35. Street Legal Industries, Inc.

36. Rutabaga

37. Horny Toad

38. Peaksware, LLC

39. Quality Bicycle Products

40. MINDBODY

41. Ruff Wear, Inc.

42. G5 Search Marketing

43. Great Harvest Bread Co.

44. NOLS

45. Adventure Life Journeys

46. OluKai Premium Footwear

47. Sambazon

48. Volcom, Inc.

49. Dominion Digital, Inc.

50. TriSports.com

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