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WOODSTOCK, Ga. – May 30, 2018 – PLAE was recently named one of Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For 2018, recognized as an influential business that has a positive impact on its employees with its work environment.
“Since founding PLAE in 2009, I’ve been committed to making it a rewarding, fun place to work,” said Brett Waits, president of PLAE. “As we have grown, we have added perks while preserving our team vibe and unique culture, and this recognition in the competitive Atlanta market is definitely an honor.”
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For program identifies large, medium and small businesses that are leading the way in human resource practices in multiple regions throughout the United States. Nominees are assessed via in-depth employee surveys and an HR questionnaire on communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more.
Winning companies receive a comprehensive assessment report based on their employee surveys, which also can be benchmarked against other winning businesses in cities nationwide to highlight how their practices compare with other leading organizations.
Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For will be honored June 28 at a symposium and awards gala at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, which includes educational presentations and networking opportunities. Attendees can learn about best practices and collaborate with other Best and Brightest companies.
Ultimately, the Best and Brightest programs celebrate organizations that epitomize Better Business. Richer Lives. Stronger Communities. Through the Best and Brightest programs, the National Association for Business Resources provides specialized business services, education and resources for businesses throughout the country.
PLAE offers elite fitness training programs, customized coaching and group exercise classes to its employees and community members in its PLAE Hard facility, located adjacent to the company headquarters in Woodstock. Staff is also encouraged to take advantage of the nearby world-class trail system and weekly company Ultimate Frisbee games on the local outdoor green spaces.
The company offers flexible personal time off for employees to be active, such as longer lunches for a local trail run, time to travel to a race or a half-day to take a rafting trip. In addition to monthly parties to celebrate birthdays and holidays, PLAE sponsors a team happy hour on the last Friday of each month.
Due to tremendous growth, PLAE is currently building a new corporate headquarters campus on a 2.5-acre site in Woodstock, which will include an expansive showroom, a state-of-the-art athletic training and testing facility and outdoor product demonstration and workout areas.
PLAE is redefining athletic flooring as a foundational component of every training space, creating active solutions that equip people to achieve their best selves. Pushing boundaries, pursuing innovation and harnessing technology and design are daily passions at PLAE. Boldly committed to raising the bar, PLAE drives powerful performance.