Congressman Bill Foster Visits Parksite

For Immediate Release:

August 8, 2019

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Bolingbrook, Illinois – On Monday, ESCA Board Member, Parksite, Inc., hosted Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL-11) at the company’s Bolingbrook, IL office. Parksite has hosted the Congressman at company facilities in the past, and this visit was another opportunity to showcase the benefits of being an employee-owned business to Congressman Foster. During his visit, the Congressman was given a tour of the Parksite offices and warehouse, met with over 50 of Parksite’s employee-owners, and discussed pro-S ESOP House legislation, H.R. 2258. The Congressman mentioned that he “has a strong appreciation for the ESOP model” as the co-founder of a family business that became an ESOP in 2015.

“As a businessman who co-founded and helped build a company that now has a successful Employee Stock Ownership Plan, I understand the benefits that come with this model of employee participation,” said Congressman Foster. “Parksite has been a prime example of how ESOPs can provide employees with financial success and a sense of purpose. Those who work here are not only employees – they also have an ownership stake in the company, and are invested in the long-term growth of the business. I commend Parksite and its employees for all the hard work that has made them a leader amongst employee-owned companies.”

“Parksite has been an ESOP for almost 30 years now and has 650 employee-owners that are invested in their own success as well as the company’s success,” said John Wagner, Parksite Sales Associate.”Thank you Rep. Foster for stopping by and learning about how employee ownership has helped create our vibrant community!”

Founded in 1971, Parksite supplies the industry’s top fabricators and building material dealers with category-leading products for residential, commercial and remodeling markets. Headquartered in Batavia, IL, Parksite has close to 700 employee-owners across the country.

Congressman Foster tours the Bolingbrook Warehouse. Congressman Foster and Parksite CEO Ron Heitzman (Right). Congressman Foster (middle w/ suit and tie) and Parksite employee-owners.

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