Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Utah company gives power to third world cities while empowering individuals
On Monday, a Utah company was considered by 'Outside Magazine' to be one of the best places to work in America. It's a Company that has roots in Africa.
Robert Workman traveled halfway around the world to help others, and during his travels he found a multi-million dollar idea.
Workman started his business career at Provo Craft. He turned his father's business from a small retail store into an international distributor.
He got the idea when he was traveling in Africa. That is when Workman started 'Goal Zero,' a company that produces power sources charged by the sun. The company engineered solar panels and provided electricity to light up an entire village of 50 homes in Africa.
Goal Zero's message of empowering individuals earned the company the spot on Outside Magazine's annual ranking of the Best Places to Work list.
In the past three years, sales have grown exponentially for Goal Zero, and in a year the company will have outgrown their brand new facilities. KSL