SOURCE: Plantronics

April 28, 2011 08:00 ET

Plantronics Named 'Best Place to Work' in Mexico

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced that Plamex, the company's manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, has been named the 'Best Place to Work' in Mexico by the Great Place to Work Institute -- a distinction that further validates the facility's long-standing reputation as an exemplary business entity in the region.

The Great Place to Work Institute defines a great place to work as "a place in which you trust the people you work for, have pride in what you do, and enjoy the people you interact with." Employees from more than 500 companies participated in the Great Place to Work Institute's survey that ranks companies based on credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. In addition to winning the coveted 'Best Place to Work' distinction, Plamex also received special recognition for scoring the highest in the "credibility" dimension versus the other companies surveyed.

Alejandro Bustamante, president of Plamex, accepted the award on behalf of the company. "It's extremely gratifying to be chosen as the best place to work in Mexico based on our own associates' feedback," said Bustamante. "Our corporate environment was built on a foundation of mutual respect and employee empowerment, and this designation clearly reflects that those principles are still solidly in place and appreciated."

About the Great Place to Work Institute and Survey Methodology
The Great Place to Work Institute has over 20 years of experience in evaluating companies' culture and employee trust in management. The firm's evaluation process includes a survey that is applied to all employees, a systems document that describes the implemented practices and processes, and a field visit by a team of experts to confirm the accuracy and maturity of the reported practices.

Plamex -- A Legacy of Excellence
Plamex associates enjoy an environment that promotes a continuous process of innovation and creativity and are trained to prevent problems by proposing solutions to any potential risks they identify. Everyone contributes to quality processes to increase customer satisfaction, minimize rework, reduce cost, maintain production output, and uphold product excellence.

Plamex is certified in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, CTPAT, FAST, PAPS, DOT and CHP. Plamex has received numerous awards and commendations for its excellence in environmental matters, community work, customer satisfaction, and work safety. Previous awards include the Mexico Quality, Mexico Export, Mexico Technology and Mexico Labor Awards; the Federal Ministry of Labor's Safe Industry Certificate; PROFEPA's Clean Industry Certificate; the PROFEPA/CNIME Environmental Award (EPA/National Maquiladora Council); the 2005 Asia-Pacific International Quality Award; the 2005 Iberoamerican Quality Award; the 2005 Century International Quality Era Award; and the 2008 Latin American Quality Award.

About Plantronics
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology for 50 years, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From Unified Communication solutions to Bluetooth headsets, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics is a registered trademark of Plantronics, Inc.

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