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Stampede’s Employee 20th Anniversary Trip

2023 Stampede employee 20th anniversary gear.

A select group of Stampede team members kicked off this past week with a well-deserved trip to a 5-star all-inclusive resort in Cancun Mexico which included adventurous activities and some relaxing time by the pool. This trip was a long-awaited celebration for those employees that have been with the company for over 20 years. The leadership team strongly believes in recognizing employees for their unwavering loyalty to the Stampede family.

At each employee anniversary milestone of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and soon to be 30 years, the leadership team recognizes their dedication with something special to show their appreciation. However, due to the global pandemic, the celebrations had to be put on hold and trips were delayed. This year once it was safe to travel again, Stampede announced the return of the anniversary trip and celebrated the 4th biennial tradition, inviting over 20 employees from across Stampede’s North America network. Each employee celebrating was able to bring along a guest of their choosing, leading to an over forty-person celebration.

“After the long hiatus and with our new partners, we wanted the celebration to be unforgettable,” said Stampede President & CEO Brock Furlong. “We are so thankful to our exceptional team, and we were excited to extend invitations to our new team members this year too.” One significant difference this year, compared to previous years, was the new partnerships with DLLee and Stampede North (formerly known as Delft Blue). Despite not being part of the official Stampede workforce for two decades, the company felt compelled to express gratitude and commemorate their 20-year commitment to these organizations.

Diwakar Furtado, QA Manager at DLLee and a recent addition to the Stampede family, attended the trip with his wife. “When I first learned about the partnership,” he shared, “I was nervous because sometimes when two companies merge, it doesn’t work out, but I was pleasantly surprised at how seamlessly the transition took place. Ultimately, it’s the people that make the real difference. I can’t think of one negative thing or experience I’ve had that’s come out of this partnership. There’s something truly special about this group, and I believe we can achieve great things together. While there’s still work ahead, I’m just incredibly grateful and thrilled to part of this,” said Furtado.