ESOP Association Members Make Fortune’s List of the 100 Best Companies to Work For

Congratulations go out to five members of The ESOP Association that have been named to Fortune’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For:

Burns & McDonnell Engineers-Architects, Kansas City, MO

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., Newark, DE

TDIndustries, Inc., Dallas, TX

Publix Super Markets, Inc., Lakeland, FL

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc., Pullman, WA

“This is what ESOP companies do — they create great place to work. Congratulations to our members on the list,” said J. Michael Keeling, ESOP Association president. “An ESOP Association survey conducted in 2011 showed that 92.2% of survey respondents reported that creating employee ownership through an ESOP was ‘a good business decision that has helped the company.’ In addition, 72.9% of respondents indicated the ESOP positively affected the overall productivity of the employees. It would be a shame if the Congressional bipartisan support for our modest national policy encouraging employee ownership was not enhanced as Congress looks for a ‘common’ ground policy encouraging U.S. based jobs. Five percent of the companies on this list are wholly or partially owned through the ESOP which is an amazing figure considering that ESOP companies only make up about .0025 percent of all businesses in America.”

To view the complete list, click here and more information about the companies is here.

If you would like to know how the companies are chosen, go here.