SOURCE: Allied Electronics

Allied Electronics

January 31, 2011 07:00 ET

Allied Electronics Employees Walk Equivalent of 1.5 Laps Around Earth

FORT WORTH, TX--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) -  Fort Worth-based Allied Electronics employees walked more than 73 million steps, the equivalent of 1.5 laps around the earth, in its recent 10,000 Steps-a-Day Walking challenge. More than 300 Allied Electronics employees participated in the 13-week contest designed to encourage employees to incorporate exercise into their daily lives.

Allied rewarded high-stepping employees with generous, in-demand prizes. Firmly securing first place, employee Donnie Davis took home a Nintendo Wii and a Wii Fit. Davis logged a total of 4,984,351 steps, which is the equivalent of nearly 2,500 miles. With that many miles, he could have walked north, touched the Canadian/U.S. border in North Dakota and returned to Fort Worth, Texas. To accomplish this number of steps, Davis walked at his neighborhood track for 30 minutes to one hour each day in addition to his normal physical activity.

"The contest made me want to be more active than I've been," says Davis. "To be honest, the prizes were a good tool but not the main factor. Living a healthier life had the biggest impact on me, and I'm just proud to be a part of this. Maybe someone else would take a page out of this 40-year-old man's book, and start living a healthier life."

Additional prizes such as iPods and heart monitors were awarded to runners-up. The 10,000 Steps-a-Day challenge ran from October through December 2010. Employee steps were logged through a 3rd-party website,

About Allied Electronics
Allied Electronics, a distributor of electronic components and electromechanical products, employs more than 700 people in its Fort Worth corporate office and 50-plus sales offices across the United States and Canada. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer (m/f/v/d) committed to diversity, Allied is recruiting high-energy individuals who enjoy working hard and being a part of a successful team. Due to boosted sales, Allied has increased hiring for individuals with distribution backgrounds. For more information about Allied and available career opportunities, visit

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