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Baxa Corporation Named One of 25 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado


Englewood-based Baxa Corporation has been selected one of the 25 best companies to work for in Colorado following employee surveys by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The recognition is a result of the responses received from an electronic survey sent to most of the company’s Colorado-based associates in April. The Best Companies initiative honors Colorado companies that show dedication to their employees’ growth and quality of life.

Denver, CO, July 21, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Baxa Corporation has been named one of the 25 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado. The recognition is a result of the responses received from an electronic survey sent to most of the company’s Colorado-based associates in April. The Best Companies initiative honors Colorado companies that show dedication to their employees’ growth and quality of life. Finalists promote the best employment opportunities that both attract new workers and promote their retention.

“It is both a thrill and a privilege to work for a company where associates care so much about each other and about the business,” stated Laurel Ditson, VP of Organizational Development. Basic survey results have been shared with all associates through Baxa Corporation’s bi-weekly newsletter. About the positive survey results, Ditson thanked each associate for taking the time to respond to the survey, noting, “Awards are always nice, but it is much more important to actually want to show up for work every day and feel that your efforts are worthwhile and appreciated.” According to its employees, that is the culture that’s been built and continues at Baxa.

The SHRM Colorado State Council announced the finalists for the Best Companies designation in June. However, the rankings for the 2006 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado won’t be released until the SHRM awards luncheon on August 3, 2006 at the Westin Hotel in Westminster. 9News Business News Reporter Gregg Moss will serve as the event’s master of ceremonies.

The competition recognizes participants in two different categories: medium-sized (25-199 employees) and large-sized (200 employees or more). Privately held Baxa Corporation, with more than 350 employees, was selected in the large-sized employer’s category. All ranking companies were evaluated and chosen by the Best Companies Group for the long-term benefits their participation brings to Colorado. Below is the complete list of finalists in alphabetical order.

2006 Best Companies to Work for in Colorado
Large Size Companies (200+ employees):
Abacus
Baxa Corporation
Compass Bank
Education Sales Management
Edward Jones
Hunter Douglas Window Fashions Inc.
Merrick & Company
Quest Diagnostics
Simpson Housing Limited Partnership, LLLP
The Medical Center of Aurora & Centennial Medical Plaza
TrueLogic Financial Corporation
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Wells Fargo Bank

About Baxa Corporation
Baxa, a customer-focused medical device company, provides innovative, solution-based technologies for fluid handling and delivery. Its systems and devices promote the safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of fluid medications. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada and the United Kingdom; direct representation in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com

About SHRM
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 180,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an influential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 500 affiliated chapters within the United States and members in more than 100 countries. The website is http://www.shrm.org

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Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation http://www.baxa.com 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
Email: marian.robinson@baxa.com

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations http://www.absolutelypr.com 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558
Email: maggie@absolutelypr.com
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