Life has taught Doug Jordan a lesson or two about the advantages of employee ownership. Before he came to TransForm Automotive in 2006, Doug worked for 20 years as a machinist at another company in the Detroit area. He paid into a defined benefit pension and viewed that as the central piece of his retirement planning. But then the company ran into trouble and ended up dissolving the pension plan. Doug still expects to get some of what he was expecting from that plan, but not nearly as much as he had hoped.