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Contact: Charlotte Wells, Samson
Phone: 360.384.4669
 

Samson Thanks 25 Employees for 30+ Years of Dedicated Service 

Ferndale, Wash. / Lafayette, La. – October 22, 2008 – Samson, the worldwide leader in high-performance cordage, celebrates 25 employees who have worked for the company for 30 or more years. In recognition of the significant milestones, dinners were held in the respective hometowns of each manufacturing facility: Bellingham (Ferndale), Wash., and Lafayette, La.
 
 Samson attributes the longevity of their employees to the daily practice of the company’s core values that emphasize passion, pride, service, quality, innovation, integrity, teamwork, and safety. From the manufacturing floor to the offices, Samson employees are considered valuable contributors and cornerstones to the success of the 130-year-old company. “As we continue to grow and add more members to the Samson team, we are proud of the fact that the average length of service is 10 years and 20% of our employees have been with us more than 20 years,” Samson’s President Tony Bon said. “We are pleased to honor these special employees and thank them for their loyalty and commitment. It's important that we keep the continuity of knowledge and experience that only our long-term employees can provide as we expand by adding fresh, new talent to the team.”
 
About Samson:
For over 130 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance ropes. Among its many innovations, Samson invented the double braid and pioneered the first high modulus polyethylene fiber ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics. Samson’s research and development team is meeting an ever expanding market need for products with exceptional performance in critical applications. Samson is part of Wind River Holdings™ portfolio of operating companies. For more information about Wind River Holdings™ visit www.windriverholdings.com.
 
To find out more about Samson call 360.384.4669 or visit our website: www.samsonrope.com
 
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