AACE Awards 2012 – And the winner is…

Congratulations to the 2012 AACE Awards winners!

The ESOP Association’s Annual Awards Banquet “The Night ESOP Stars Shine” is shaping up to be a big hit this year. Join your fellow employee owners in celebrating the achievements of the ESOP community. The Awards Banquet will be held Wednesday, May 9th from 7:00 – 10:00 P.M. This is a separate ticketed event for the Annual Conference.

The AACE Awards Display will once again be on site at the Annual Conference. View the communications tools used by these ESOP companies and take a few ideas back to your own company. This year’s display will be even larger than last year — 50 ESOP companies submitted entries for the 2012 AACE Awards!

If you want a sneak peek at the AACE Awards Display, take a look at videos of last year’s entries.

The 2011 AACE Awards Winners

The 2011 AACE Awards Display at the Annual Conference

And now, the 2012 AACE Awards winners!

Category 1-A, Total Communications Program, 100 or Fewer Employees

Winner: The Onyx Group

Alexandria, VA

Runner Up: Priority Sign

(also Runner Up Category 7-A, Special Events, Promotions, Series, 250 or Fewer Employees)

Sheboygan, WI

Category 1-B, Total Communications Program, 101 – 500 Employees

Winner: Van Meter Inc.

(also Runner Up 5-B, Advertising – Ownership Marketing – Web Sites)

Waterloo, IA

Runner Up: Mid South Building Supply Inc.

(also Runner Up 3-A, Printed Materials, 250 or Fewer Employees & Top Winner, 5-A, ESOP Advertising – Ownership Marketing – General)

Springfield, VA

Category 1-C, Total Communications Program, 501 – 1,000 Employees

Winner: Woodward Communications, Inc. 

Dubuque, IA

Runner Up: Hot Dog on a Stick

(also Winner 3-B, Printed Materials, Over 250 Employees & Runner Up 5-A, ESOP Advertising – Ownership Marketing – General)

Carlsbad, CA

Category 1-D, Total Communications Program, Over 1,000 Employees

Winner: SRC Holdings Corporation

Springfield, MO

Runner Up: Burns & McDonnell 

(also Winner 5-B, ESOP Advertising – Ownership Marketing – Web Sites)

Kansas City, MO

Category 2-A, Video, 250 or Fewer Employees

Winner: Unique Home Solutions

Indianapolis, IN

Runner Up: Sonnax Industries 

Bellows Falls, VT

 

Category 2-B, Video, Over 250 Employees

Winner: The Cianbro Companies

Pittsfield, ME

Runner Up: Acadian Companies
(also Top Winner 6-B, Special Events & Promotions, 1 Outstanding Event, Over 250 Employees)

Lafayette, LA

Category 3-A, Printed Materials, 250 or Fewer Employees

Winner: Cal-Tex Protective Coatings 

Schertz, TX

Runner Up: Mid South Building Supply Inc.

(also Runner Up 1-B, Total Communications Program, 101 – 500 Employees & Top Winner 5-A, ESOP Advertising – Ownership Marketing – General)

Springfield, VA

Category 3-B, Printed Materials, Over 250 Employees

Winner: Hot Dog on a Stick

(also Runner Up 1-C, Total Communications Program, 501 – 1,000 Employees & Runner Up 5-A, ESOP Advertising – Ownership Marketing – General)

Carlsbad, CA

Runner Up: Forsythe Technology, Inc. 

Skokie, IL

Category 4-A, Intranet, 250 or Fewer Employees

Winner: Foldcraft Co.

Kenyon MN

Category 4-B, Intranet, Over 250 Employees

Winner: DCS Corporation

Lexington Park, MD

Runner Up: Holden Industries, Inc.

Deerfield, IL

 

Category 5-A, ESOP Advertising – Ownership Marketing – General

Winner: Mid South Building Supply Inc.

(also Runner Up in 1-B, Total Communications Program, 101 – 500 Employees & Runner Up 3-A, Printed Materials, 250 or Fewer Employees)

Springfield, VA

Runner Up: Hot Dog on a Stick

(also Runner Up in 1-C, Total Communications Program, 501 – 1,000 Employees & Top winner in 3-B, Printed Materials, Over 250 Employees)

Carlsbad, CA

Category 5B, ESOP Advertising – Ownership Marketing – Web Sites

Winner: Burns & McDonnell

(also Runner Up in 1-D, Total Communications Program, Over 1,000 Employees)

Kansas City, MO

Runner Up: Van Meter Inc.

(also Top Winner 1-B, Total Communications Program, 101 – 500 Employees)

Waterloo, IA

Category 6-A, Special Events & Promotions, 1 Outstanding Event, 250 or Fewer Employees

Winner: Vermeer Equipment of Texas 

Irving, TX

Runner Up: ComSonics, Inc. 

Harrisonburg, VA

Category 6-B, Special Events & Promotions, 1 Outstanding Event, Over 250 Employees

Winner: Acadian Companies

(also Runner Up in 2-B, Video, Over 250 Employees)

Lafayette, LA

Runner Up: Sleep Train 

Rocklin, CA

 

Category 7-A, Special Events, Promotions, Series, 250 or Fewer Employees

Winner: Apache Hose & Belting Co., Inc.

Cedar Rapids, IA

Runner Up: Priority Sign

(also Runner Up in 1-A, Total Communications Program, 100 or Fewer Employees)

Sheboygan, WI

 

Category 7-B, Special Events, Promotions, Series, Over 250 Employees

Winner: Dakota Supply Group 

Aberdeen, SD

Runner Up: Glatfelter Insurance Group 

York, PA

 

Note:  A company may not be a Top Winner more than once each year. They can be a Runner Up Winner & Top Winner or Runner Up Winner in several categories. They cannot win the same top award two years in a row. No such restrictions apply to Runner Up Winners. When a judge’s company is in a category being judged, the judge is recused.

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