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Clark Reliance Corporation – Strongsville, Ohio

Present in over 80 countries, Ohio-based Clark-Reliance Corporation serves customers in the power generation, refining, gas processing, and chemical industries. Located in Strongsville, Clark-Reliance leaves a trail of innovation as it blazes into tomorrow. The year 2015 marks this company’s sixth consecutive year receiving the Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in Northeast Ohio Award. Applause is warranted the business’ commitment to its growth, people and success.

And Clark-Reliance continues its growth. Currently, the company is constructing a 22,000-foot expansion to increase office and manufacturing space. This space is to house over seven million dollars in new machinery and added personnel. Evidence proves the company’s growth and also its commitment to excellence and new product development. Innovation is not only part of its history, but evidently part of its future as well.

This growth is not just about numbers and profits. Growth for employees is encouraged and supported. An employee states, “I feel I can contribute to the growth of our company, and I do have fun.” Another says, “I work at a solid company that empowers people to grow.” Growth for employees equates to success for this business.

The people who make it happen are valued at Clark-Reliance. This value is expressed in an employee comment, “My opinions mean something.” Empowering growth and input raise the standard for employers in other companies. What a testament to a growing company adding personnel yearly!

Additionally, Clark-Reliance commits to eco-friendly efforts with green initiatives such as mercury removal, paperless literature and brochures, and landfill reduction efforts. Manufacturing green products in LED lighting, mercury-free level switches and landfill friendly filter elements mark the company’s footprint. Green programs including recycling programs, carpooling programs and earth friendly vendor agreements exist as well.

Employees applaud this family-owned business for incorporating employees into the family stating, “It is a family-owned company, and we all treat each other as family members.”  Perhaps this is even better summarized in the company’s charity. When Matthew P. Figgie, chairman of Clark-Reliance, needed a kidney transplant, one of his employees stepped up to donate. The giving continues as Clark-Reliance supports charitable initiatives such as those for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Employees say, “Good pay, flexible working hours, great people. Work hard and get awarded.” With praises like these and the others above, It is no secret why this company’s website claims global leadership across industries. With Clark-Reliance’s current trajectory, the company is likely to land on top of the Plain Dealer’s list again next year. The Clark-Reliance was founded in 1894, read more.