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From the Garage to Oregon's Top 100

By Lisa  |  Friday, March 06, 2015 |  , , ,  |  Leave comment

Last week was a particularly exciting week for our little family here at Tec Labs. We made Oregon's Top 100 Best Companies to Work For 2015, placing 19th overall (yes, we're still high-fiving each-other around the office this week)! We closed up shop and headed to Portland to celebrate with our fellow Top 100 businesses of the "Beaver" state. Humbled and grateful to receive this recognition, it gave us a chance to reflect on what truly matters to us here at Tec Labs…

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2 Captains + 1 Ship = Kayak Rollover

By Caileen  |  Thursday, January 29, 2015 |  , , , , ,  |  2 comments

So there we were, kayaking for the first time on day #1 of our recent vacation to Jamaica... You might be thinking to yourself, "Awesome, that sounds like a blast." To which I respond, "HAH!" Our excursion may have been fun if there weren't two captains trying to control the kayak (I still contend that my way, was the right way). Fortunately, the majority of the time, my husband and I work very well together as a team; he's apples and I'm peanut butter, we complement each other. He is the mellow, laid-back, easy-going type 'B' to my overly anxious, obsessive, neurotic type 'A.' Our balance is USUALLY impeccable. However, all good things must come to an end... Alright, not to an end… but, they must be rattled every now and then so that the good times can truly be valued and appreciated. At least that's my story and I'm stickin' to it (queue Collin Raye's country tune of the same moniker).

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Martha Gardens with Tecnu®

By Lisa  |  Thursday, January 08, 2015 |  , , , ,  |  Leave comment

For those of you who frequent the vast sea of social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc.), you know how great a 'like', 'thumbs up', 'share', 'favorite', or comment can feel. Am I right? It's the acknowledgement of a great photo, a witty saying, or a shared opinion, that validates your existence in a strange way that makes you feel like a million bucks (if you negate this, you either aren't on social media, or you are living in denial - it's ok, we still think you're great anyway)!

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Top 10 Gifts For The Outdoor Adventurer

We all have that father, brother, sister, mother, niece, nephew, cousin, or friend that is outdoor-to-the-core. You know who I'm talking about…. Uncle Willy who owns every rifle ever made; cousin Beau who has hiked every trail in the Pacific Northwest; sister Susie who out-fishes most grown men. You get the idea. While you on the other hand, much prefer the comfort of your couch with remote in hand, a bowl of lucky charms in the other, while you surf for T.V.'s latest trashy, er… I mean, interesting reality show. That's ok. Be you my friend, own it! We don't all have to be outdoors-people. But, this does present a bit of a predicament when it comes to this special time of year, and finding the right gift. Am I right? What to get {insert relation of choice here} is a bit of a challenge when interests are so varied! So, as the makers of outdoor solutions since 1962, we are here to help! There has to be something on this outstanding (if we do say so ourselves) list of 2014's top 10 gifts for the avid outdoorsman:

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11 Scientifically Proven Reasons You Should Go Outside

By Caileen  |  Wednesday, November 05, 2014 |  , , ,  |  1 comment

Dear Readers:

As you know, we (the people of Tec Labs) are big fans of the outdoors… Some of us are hunters, some are runners, there are those that hike, those that bike, some who fish, some who garden, and the list goes on! Basically, we love the outdoors and all types of greenery. We're staying true to our roots that began and anchor, our business: outdoor solutions since 1962! So imagine my excitement when, I came across an article outlining the benefits of… going OUTSIDE! The perfect subject for a Tec Labs post (am I right?). For the majority of us around here, it doesn't take a lot of convincing to get outside the four walls of the office or home. But, we realize there are some who may need a gentle "push." So here they are, the 11 scientifically proven reasons you should get outside:

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