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Dig This™ Introduces an Alternative Approach to the Traditional Corporate Training Model

Heavy equipment play arena ideal setting for team building.

Steamboat Springs, CO, May 21, 2008 --( Dig This, the nation’s first-and-only recreational heavy equipment dirt-moving compound, offers an exciting alternative to standard corporate coaching methods. This adventure-based training facility, located in Steamboat Springs, CO, provides interactive corporate training activities using full-size Caterpillar excavators, bulldozers and skid loaders.

“Dig This has redefined the team building concept,” said Chad James, Dig This’ corporate program director. ”From project planning through execution to evaluation, trainees work together operating heavy equipment to coordinate activities and assist each other to successfully complete team projects.”

Dig This owner/founder Ed Mumm and James developed eight training modules that can be customized to meet the needs of businesses large and small. The modules are designed to highlight the significance of planning and the need for team identity and interdependence. Additional topics focus on: leadership; communication strategies; the importance of common goals; and how to maximize group performance through unity and innovation.

Teams operate an excavator, bulldozer or skid loader with attachments to complete assigned tasks. Each team designates a group leader, equipment operator, internal controller, external controller and laborer. A Dig This facilitator offers guidance, supervision and safety support for the team.

“Dig This brings a fresh perspective to training for the business community,” said Mumm. “We’re incorporating the fun and novelty of operating heavy equipment in a scenic outdoor setting into meaningful employee developmental sessions.”

The Marquette Group, of Peoria, IL, one of the nation’s largest certified marketing representatives, has chosen Dig This as part of their three-day spring 2008 training session. Mumm and James worked closely with Marquette Group management, designing concepts to engage and challenge employees.

Dig This’ inspiration came to New Zealander Ed Mumm, while he was operating heavy equipment to construct his home in Steamboat Springs, CO. After having fun clearing trees and scrub oak, constructing a road, building a pond, and digging foundations he realized the potential for a business opportunity and the concept for Dig This was formed.

To inquire about corporate programming visit:, call 1.888.DIG.THIS (1.888.344.8447) or 970.367.4402.

Dig This™ offers 20 tons of year-round fun with structured full and half-day courses for the public including corporate and custom programming in a safe, fun, supervised environment. Participants operate brand new full-size Caterpillar hydraulic excavators and track-type bulldozers at individual work sites to construct roads, build dams, design bridge abutments, dig trenches or wherever their minds take them. Dig This is located two miles west of downtown Steamboat Springs, CO on 20 acres of leased property on a plateau with 360-degree views of the Continental Divide and Yampa Valley. Shuttle service is provided from the mountain ski village and downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Dig This
Cathy Wiedemer
Ed Mumm
Dig This Owner/Founder

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