Watkins Manufacturing Recognized with Crystal Workplace Excellence Award

VISTA, Calif., November 13, 2008—Watkins Manufacturing, makers of Caldera® Spas, known for Pure Comfort™, announced today that out of all companies in San Diego and over 130 nominees, it received the Crystal Workplace Excellence Award – one of only two grand awards in the large company category – from the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The ninth-annual event honored companies that demonstrated human resource practices that have contributed to superior employee satisfaction and company performance. Watkins was previously nominated by employees for a Workplace Excellence award two years in a row (2006 and 2007) and was selected as a Medallion honoree by the San Diego SHRM both times.

Established in 1977, Vista, Calif.-based Watkins Manufacturing Corp. is the manufacturer of Caldera® Spas, one of the world’s most trusted spa brands. Caldera hot tubs are widely distributed throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Watkins is a division of Masco Corporation, a Fortune 250 company whose quality products include Delta® faucets, Merillat® cabinets and Behr® paints.