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Colorado Companies to Watch Spotlight: Gibson Athletic


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Snapshot: Gibson Athletic manufactures and distributes gymnastics, ballet, functional fitness and children’s therapy equipment. The company was founded in 1974.

Leadership: Brian Smith has been president of the Denver company since 2006, when he and his wife, Tamara Smith, bought the company.

Work force: The company employed 45 full-time and two part-time workers in 2011. It expects to add 15 full-time workers this year.

Pivotal moment: In February 2007, the company suffered a major warehouse fire. "It took about six months and an amazing effort by an incredible group of employees, but we rebuilt our facility and went on to have great successes over the next several years."

Technological edge: In January, Gibson launched 35 new products into the autism product line, including a wheel-chair rocker, a cuddle swing and a large support structure from which to hang a variety of swings.

Company culture: The company’s mission statement is "To bring happiness to people’s lives through athleticism, recreation and physical therapy." By sponsoring the Make a Wish Foundation this year, Gibson is sending a Colorado child to the Olympics in London.

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