DISTek now Blue Zones Worksite

Friday, November 30, 2012

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For Immediate Release

DISTek Integration, Inc. Awarded Blue Zones Worksite Certification

Cedar Falls, Iowa – (November 30, 2012) The DISTek Cedar Falls Development Center is pleased to announce its certification as a Blue Zones Worksite. This award reflects the company's appreciation of employee individuality and the resulting considerations developed to provide a safe, challenging, and enjoyable work environment.

Blue Zones Worksite certfication requires employer actions to be coupled with employee participation and enthusiasm. Working through the certification process allowed DISTek to reflect on the provisions already in place to assist employees with developing healthy work/life balances, while providing motivation and support for on-going improvements. "Our employees embraced this project quickly, which allowed us to meet certification requirements in a short time," said Sandy Sutterer, VP of Operations.

The Blue Zones Project is based on Blue Zones principles developed by Dan Buettner, National Geographic explorer and auther of The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest. It employs evidence-based ways to help people live longer, better lives by taking a systematic, environmental approach to well-being, which focuses on optimizing policy, social networks and the built environments where people spend their time. Brought to Iowa through an innovative sponsorship between Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Healthways, the initiative encourages all Iowa communities to change their built environments to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.

"We are excited to be part of the Blue Zones Project," states DISTek President Matt Dickinson. "The Project aligns with our company's desire to help build strong relationships with the people with whom we work, improve our employee's well being, and suport the communities in which we live and work."

About DISTek Integration, Inc.

DISTek Integration, Inc., which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012, is an engineering services company that specializes in developing software for electronic controls, electro-hydraulic controls, and network systems in off-highway vehicular industries such as agriculture, construction, and forestry. The company has been voted one of the top ten "Employers of Choice in the Cedar Valley" for the past four years and was listed in Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies for 2012. DISTek is employee owned, is headquartered in Carthage, IL, and has its main operations office located in Cedar Falls, IA. DISTek can be found on the web at www.distek.com.


Sandy Sutterer
VP of Operations
DISTek Integration, Inc.
6612 Chancellor Drive, Suite 600
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
Office: 319.859.3600   Fax: 319.266.7474


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