The following news from ESOP Association members ran in the April 2015 ESOP Report and we wanted to share with readers here. If you have ESOP company news to share, please send an email to media AT esopassociation.org.
Gibson Named Best Places to Work in Indiana for Third Consecutive Year
Gibson, an ESOP Association member, was recently named as one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Indiana. The statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Indiana, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce, and businesses. The 2015 Best Places to Work in Indiana list of 100 companies is made up of four different size categories.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process first by evaluating each company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was 25% of the total evaluation. The other 75% consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. An independent firm, Best Companies Group, managed the process, analyzed the data, and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.
Gibson will be recognized at the Best Places to Work Awards Dinner in May. Gibson is a 100% employee-owned (38% ESOP), regional insurance broker and risk management services firm with offices in South Bend, Plymouth, Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and National Association of Manufacturers Honor Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers
On March 10, 2015 the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories in Pullman, Washington.
“American manufacturing is critical to the strength of our nation’s economy,” said Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, president of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. “We applaud Congresswoman McMorris Rodgers’ efforts in support of a free, flat, and fair environment that enables manufacturers to grow, create jobs, and keep ahead of global competition.”
“Contributing almost 290,000 jobs to Washington state, manufacturers help grow our local economy from the bottom up,” said Congresswoman McMorris Rogers. “As a representative of the most trade-dependent state in the nation, I am proud to support this innovative, expanding industry that strengthens our opportunity economy. Our exports are critical to men and women across the state, and manufacturers understand that better than anyone.”
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