Work Sharp Outdoor Parent Company Named Top Mid-Sized Workplace in Oregon

In celebration of this workplace achievement, Darex is offering 10 percent off all Work Sharp, Drill Doctor, and Darex purchases made through their websites through 8 a.m. PST on Oct.1, 2018. Promo Code: bestcompany.

ASHLAND, Ore. (September 28, 2018) — The Oregonian named southern Oregon-based Darex, parent company of Work Sharp Outdoor, the best mid-sized company to work for in Oregon. Darex is a six-time Top Workplaces finalist.

“Our unique culture and focus on people are what makes us stand out and attract top talent,” said Matthew Bernard, Darex CEO.

A Place People Want to Work

All Darex brands and products are designed and hand-assembled in Ashland, Oregon, by a team of over 120 full-time employees. The banners throughout the building reflect the Darex core values: love and respect, honesty and integrity, own your experience, continuous improvement, simplify, and enjoy what we do.

“We invest in our people as much as we do our products,” Bernard said. “We are a place people want to work, and our culture is treated as important a benefit as compensation.”

Darex Brands

Last fall, Work Sharp Culinary joined 11-year-old Work Sharp Outdoor, 21-year-old Drill Doctor, and 46-year-old Darex Industrial as a new entrant to the high-end kitchen market. Work Sharp Culinary’s new, innovative sharpeners combine elegance, ease, and function for the ultimate kitchen knife sharpening experience. Work Sharp Culinary is currently available online at or Williams-Sonoma.

A Thank You to Everyone

As a “thank you” to everyone, all Darex brands are offering a 10 percent discount on purchases made through their sites through 8 a.m. PST on Oct.1, 2018. Promo code: bestcompany

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About Work Sharp Outdoor
Work Sharp Outdoor is a division of Darex, a 4th-generation, family-owned business in Ashland, Oregon. Darex has produced industry-leading sharpening tools for more than 45 years. Work Sharp’s complete line of manual and power sharpeners is trusted by hunters and craftsmen worldwide; its longstanding reputation is built on exceptional products that make sharpening faster and easier than other systems in the market, without compromising performance. Today, Darex is over 120 co-workers strong and has sold over 5 million sharpeners.

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