Designers from Vans at Grain Surfboards39 workshop in York Maine NICK LAVECCHIA.PHOTOGRAPHY

Designers from Vans at Grain Surfboards' workshop in York, Maine

Try This: The “Grain in Maine” Teambuilding Experience

A sneaker company takes its designers on a surfboard-building team retreat.

A new player in the mobile meeting app market is When Vans, the southern California sneaker company, went looking for a off-site teambuilding program for six of its art directors, it ended up on the opposite side of the country for a hands-on experience in craftsmanship, design, and working together. In the small coastal town of York, Maine, the group spent three chilly days in February 2012 building surfboards with the experts at Grain Surfboards<

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