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Cascade Designs, Inc.

Cascade Designs is an American company specializing in outdoor recreation products. It is located in Seattle, Washington and Reno, Nevada, and was founded in 1972 by two former Boeing engineers, who were avid backpackers. Their first product innovation was the self-inflating camping mattress, marketed as Therm-a-Rest. In 2015, Cascade Designs moved 1/5 of its workforce to Reno to take advantage of lower wages. [1]


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  1. "Seattle's too expensive, so Cascade Designs moving a fifth of its jobs to Nevada". 11 February 2015.

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