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Building A Strong Company Culture From The Basement Up

Building A Strong Company Culture From The Basement Up By Joey Nestegard If you visit Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) on a Friday afternoon, you won’t find employees at their desks or on the manufacturing line. That’s because everyone is at Friday Lunch, a companywide, hour-long catered business meeting. This business meeting dates back to 1982, when founder Dr. Edmund O. [...]

ESOP Provides Much Needed Support When Tragedy Strikes

ESOP Provides Much Needed Support When Tragedy Strikes Maria Reyes began working for Entertainment Partners (EP) in 1990, straight out of high school. In 2000, her high school sweetheart husband, Johnny, joined EP’s Facilities Department. Maria and Johnny bought a house in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley and had two children. For two and a half decades, Maria worked in [...]

How Being An Employee-Owned Company Has Driven Acadian’s Growth And Success

How Being An Employee-Owned Company Has Driven Acadian’s Growth And Success By Richard Zuschlag Acadian Ambulance Service was founded in 1971 and has grown to become the nation’s largest and most respected privately held medical transportation company. What began as a small ambulance company in South Louisiana has expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the [...]

INFOGRAPHIC: ESOPs – An All-American Classic

Sixty-Eight Percent of Americans Support Employee Ownership and a Shared Stake in Success Sixty-eight percent of Americans say they support the concept of companies being owned by their employees, according to polling by Public Policy Polling and released by Employee-owned S Corporations of America (ESCA). The poll also found that nearly 60 percent of Americans would favor legislation which makes [...]

Our ESOP Story: From Almost Sold to Owners

Our ESOP Story: From Almost Sold to Owners By Denny Scott & Melissa Wood This year Burns & McDonnell is celebrating its 30th anniversary of being employee-owned, and we have a lot to celebrate. We've come a long way in the past 30 years, and we owe much of that to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). To us, employee [...]

INFOGRAPHIC: S ESOPs Put The ‘S’ In Savings

S is for Savings: Pro-Growth Benefits of Employee-Owned S Corporations Tomorrow morning the House Small Business Committee will hear testimony from ESCA President and Executive Director, Stephanie Silverman, as well as ESCA Board Member and Chairman Emeritus of Messer Construction Co., Peter Strange, during a hearing on the savings benefits of S ESOPs. The infographic below describes the various benefits that employee [...]

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