REI Enhances Service to Customers through Distribution Center in Goodyear, Arizona

SEATTLE, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, leading outdoor retailer REI announced that it will certainly open a third distribution center, located in Goodyear, Arizona, to much better support its stores and customers through faster product replenishment and delivery.

“We are privileged to join the community of Goodyear as we expand our distribution capacity and services to the southwest market,” said Rick Bingle, REI’s vice president of Supply Chain. “The Goodyear distribution focus will certainly permit us to go on to concentrate on the calls for of customers by moving our gear and apparel much more promptly and efficiently, now and in to the future.”

REI returned a tape-record $168 million to its members through its annual dividend earlier this year. The co-op welcomed 945,000 Brand-new members and opened seven Brand-new store openings in 2014, bringing the most up to date total to 140 stores in 33 states. The Brand-new distribution focus will certainly serve about 40 of those stores. Retail and customers will certainly benefit from shorter cycle times called for to replenish product, ensuring for much more choices on store shelves and shorter deliveries. Once the Goodyear facility is up and running, the company will certainly reach twenty percent much more customers along with two-day ground service.

The 400,000 square-foot facility resides on 34 acres in the Phoenix suburb. REI expects the distribution focus to be operational in July 2016 and employ about 1twenty employees.

“Staying true to the co-op’s values, the facility is being created and constructed along with sustainability and community at the forefront,” said Bingle. “REI is making selections to limit demands on natural resources whenever possible.”

The building will certainly be created using the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Electricity and Environmental Design) standards, aiming to achieve a minimum of LEED Gold® certification. The objective is to reduce Electricity consumption in the building, reduce Electricity costs and offer a much more comfortable working environment for employees. In addition, the company is pursuing methods to minimize water use inside and outside the building, particularly for cooling and landscaping needs.

With several recreation areas nearby, Goodyear, and the surrounding community, is a sturdy match for REI’s culture and brand. The co-op invested much more compared to $45,000 in its local nonprofit relationships to increase and deal with local outdoor places in Arizona, including the Arizona National Scenic Trail and McDowell Sonoran Preserve. along with the Brand-new distribution center, REI will certainly expand upon its commitment to outdoor spaces in Goodyear through additional grants and employee volunteer projects.

The Goodyear facility will certainly complement REI’s existing distribution centers in Sumner, Washington and Bedford, Pennsylvania. REI picked Goodyear as the site for its Brand-new distribution focus after looking at several various other locations in the southwest region.

About REI
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 5.5 million energetic members that expect and like the most effective quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips and outstanding customer service. REI has actually 140 stores in 33 states. If you can’t visit a store, you can easily shop at, or the free REI shopping app. REI isn’t simply Regarding gear. You can easily take the quest of a lifetime along with REI Adventures, a global leader in energetic adventure travel that runs 150 custom-created itineraries on every continent. REI’s Outdoor School is run by professionally-trained, expert-instructors that teach beginner- to advanced-degree courses Regarding a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that develop access to–and steward–the outdoor places that inspire us.

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Arizona’s Economic Imperative: Increasing Latino Degree Attainment

PHOENIX, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Educating every student in Arizona is vital to ensuring our state’s economic prosperity, yet a growing section of Arizona’s future workforce is falling short of vital degree attainment.  This is particularly true of the fastest growing demographic in our state – the Latino population.

Arizona has actually an opportunity to lead the nation in closing the Latino student achievement gap and secure a future where every student, regardless of zip code, is ready to gain and become an energetic contributor to our state’s viable and growing economy. 

Vince Roig, Founding Chairman of Helios Education Foundation, Dr. Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University and Paul J. Luna, President and CEO of Helios Education Foundation addressed these problems to local business and community leaders at an event on Thursday, April 30, 2015. 

“If we do not address the Latino degree attainment gap in Arizona, our state risks becoming a second or third-tier economy,” said Vince Roig, Founding Chairman, Helios Education Foundation.  “We are positioned for either greatness or peril. We need to commit to greatness and take advantage of the unique opportunity we have actually to lead the nation in recognizing Latino student victory as a true economic imperative.”

According to Georgetown University’s Focus on Education and the Workforce, by 2020, 65 percent of every one of jobs in the economy will certainly require postsecondary education and training beyond higher school. However, only 35 percent of Latino adults in Arizona have actually any sort of write-up higher school training and a mere nine percent of Latino adults have actually a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Latinos represent the fastest growing segment of Arizona’s population and Latino students are the largest proportion of our state’s total K-12 population. Yet Latino students trail their White peers in almost every education assessment category, including higher school graduation rates.  That, combined along with the truth that Latinos are the largest segment of this state’s future workforce, makes the Latino education achievement gap Arizona’s top economic imperative. 

“As a Brand-new American University, ASU is redefining greater education to improve access to a quality education, an effort that extends across every one of Arizona’s income levels and communities.” said Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University.  “We are likewise committed in our charter to taking responsibility for the broader community, for the community where we live and work. The 2 of these aims require that we address the Latino student achievement gap. Arizona cannot fulfill its greatest potential if it fails to educate the fastest growing populace in the state.”

It is crucial for Arizona’s future economic growth that community leaders from every one of sectors make Latino student victory a priority in Arizona.  Latinos will certainly make up the majority of Arizona’s workforce pipeline tomorrow and far in to the future.  Enhancing Latino college victory will certainly contribute to Arizona’s ability to expand, attract and retain important growth industries, and ultimately, to transform Arizona from a low-skill, service economy to a high-skill, knowledge-based economy.   Arizona need to make sure that every one of students not only graduate from higher school prepared to gain in college and career, however likewise finish a postsecondary education.     

“This issue is one of critical importance to Arizona,” said Paul J. Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation.  “The good news is that Arizona has actually a wonderful opportunity to lead the nation in recognizing Latino student victory as an economic crucial and produce a blueprint for Exactly how we will certainly close the Latino achievement and degree attainment gaps.”  

About Helios Education Foundation
Helios Education Foundation is focused on making opportunities for people to gain in postsecondary education by advancing the academic preparedness of every one of students and fostering a high-expectation, college-going culture in

As an engaged foundation, embedded in communities across The 2 states, the Foundation is contributing its knowledge, expertise and financial resources to much better plan students for college and job and to compete successfully in a globally-competitive economy. Because 2006, Helios has actually invested over $155 million in education-related programs and initiatives in Arizona and Florida. For a lot more post Regarding the Foundation, visit

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Phoenix Marks Fifth Global Gathering In A Row That Sells Out

DENVER, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Scrum Alliance®, the largest, most established and influential professional membership organization and certifying physique in the Agile community, announces that its Global Compiling in Phoenix is sold out. A lot more compared to 700 participants from about the globe will certainly be attending this event next week, May 4-6, in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks the fifth sold-out Global Compiling for the organization and represents the sturdy and growing interest in Scrum throughout the world. 

“The excitement for Phoenix has actually been building due to the fact that it was announced last year, and we are excited that it is almost here,” said Scrum Alliance CEO Manny Gonzalez. “This will certainly be my initial Global Compiling as the Brand-new CEO for Scrum Alliance, and I am looking forward to experiencing it for myself. I have actually heard these are amazing events where participants remain engaged from sunup to sundown.”

Global Gatherings are held at least two times per year, once in the United States in the spring and again in Europe or Asia in the fall. The location of the Global Gatherings adjustments each year to enable as several individuals as feasible the possibility to be section of one of these inspiring events. However, once you have actually been to a Global Gathering, you see that location has actually little bearing; participants travel from about the globe to attend. 

Co-Chair Stephen Forte said, “The PechaKucha and Ignite talks are several of the Brand-new trends in the conference world. They are even more interactive and community driven. They are spontaneous and crowd-sourced and much shorter compared to normal conference hour-long lectures. We based this year’s program on feedback we heard over the past year and chance to deliver exciting content that participants will certainly love.” 

The purpose of Global Gatherings is to offer practitioners international the opportunity to come with each other to share their passion for and knowledge of Scrum and Agile practices. Attendees will certainly hear presentations from experts in the field that will certainly inspire them along with stories of success, current implementation finest practices, and creative applications of the Scrum framework. Participants additionally get hold of the possibility to meet individuals from about the globe that share a drive to deliver much better business results. Attendees share experiences, acquire Brand-new insights, and return residence to their job groups energized and prepared to reach the next level.

Co-Chair Daniel Gullo said, “We are quite excited for this year’s Global Compiling in Phoenix since we have actually outstanding presenters and the keynotes are exceptional this year. We truly worked hard to make this event one to remember and we believe it will certainly inspire discussions long after it ends.”

Founded in 2001, SCRUM ALLIANCE® is the largest, most established and influential professional membership organization in the Agile community. SCRUM ALLIANCE® is a nonprofit association along with A lot more compared to 400,000 members worldwide. Its mission is to “Transform the globe of Work” by guiding organizations to become prosperous and sustainable, to inspire people, and to develop value for society. Scrum is at the foundation of Every one of its products, services, and solutions. For A lot more information, please visit

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