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Cortez, Colo.,- Osprey Packs was named as a Colorado Companies to Watch award winner this past week. With over 250 applicants in the inaugural year of this awards program, Osprey Packs was distinguished along with 49 other companies as being named to the inaugural class of Colorado Companies to Watch.
Colorado Companies to Watch was created by the Edward Lowe Foundation to provide an inspiration for Colorado companies, communities and the state’s economy. Attributes to be named a Colorado Company to Watch includes: growth focused, privately-held, headquartered in Colorado, 6 to 99 full-time equivalent employees and $750,000 to $50 million in sales or a similar range of working capital.
“Osprey is honored to be selected among many fine companies as a Colorado
Company to Watch. We have been fortunate to receive several acknowledgments this year concerning our business performance, environmental and social outreach and workplace,â€ said Tom Barney CEO of Osprey Packs. â€œBut this Colorado Award is especially meaningful to our Team Members as it comes from the state where we live and play and is beyond the outdoor industry. On behalf of everyone at Osprey we thank the award organizers.”
The list of all 50 winners will not be announced until the awards ceremony in Denver on June 25. For more information about the event or how to become a sponsor of the Colorado Companies to Watch program, please go to www.companiestowarch.org.
About Colorado Companies to Watch
Colorado Companies to Watch energizes the state of Colorado by recognizing second-stage companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and creating new industries throughout the state. Second-stage companies fuel the economic fire of Colorado by accounting for much of the economic growth and economic independence of individuals throughout the state.
About Osprey Packs
From its humble beginnings building custom backpacks and sleeping bags in Santa Cruz California, to its current recognition as an industry leader, Osprey has always flown its own course. Their mission is to create innovative high performance gear that reflects a love of adventure and a devotion to the outdoors and the environment. Osprey defines success when it meets the demanding expectation of its most discerning customers. Based in Cortez, Colorado, Osprey has over thirty-five years of pack-making experience.