For the sixth year in a row, WorkPlace Dynamics poured over nominations and employee surveys to identify the best workplaces in northeast Ohio. The ranking lists 150 businesses in three size categories. Northeast Ohio manufacturing companies represented large, mid-sized and small work environments as great places to be employed.
Alloy and Bellows and Precision Welding
Located in Cleveland, Alloy and Bellows manufactures custom industrial bellows, welding, brazing and soldering services. This company respects its employees and engenders a family atmosphere. As in healthy families, employees are challenged, trained and encouraged to learn. The website of this business boldly claims, “Precision isn’t just our product, it’s our philosophy.”
Anchor Manufacturing Group, Inc.
Employees at Anchor Manufacturing in Cleveland trust the company to develop its workforce and provide opportunities to achieve personal goals. With this philosophy, it is no surprise that this company leads in supplying metal stampings and assemblies. Teamwork and continuous are hallmarks of Anchor. The website statement, “a highly skilled, professional organization dedicated to exceeding customer expectations”, is not a hollow claim.
Bettcher Industries, Inc.
Wide respect characterizes Bettcher Industries in the various markets it serves. This company designs, manufactures and markets products and services globally while stationed in Birmingham. Employees believe their work positively impacts lives in this 100 percent employee owned business. It appears the company’s website slogan, “The Bettcher Approach: Putting our customers at the center of everything we do” is not mere words.
This company in Saukville supplies carbon and alloy steel bar, rod and wire products, but considers the Charter Steel heart to be a service company adding value to customer products. Employees refer to “The Charter culture” which encompasses genuine care of employee well-being and investing in employees and sharing profits with them. The Charter website expresses it this way, “One Family. One Team.”
Clampco Products Inc.
Wadsworth is home to this manufacturer of diverse fastening applications such as T-Bolt Band Clamps, V-Band Clamps and Couplings, and Strap Assemblies. This is not Clampco’s first rodeo being recognized as a top company in northeast Ohio. Also, the 2015 year brought additional recognition as indicated by the news room on this company’s website.
Present in over 80 countries, Ohio-based Clark-Reliance serves customers in the power generation, refining, gas processing, and chemical industries. Located in Strongsville, employees contribute to company growth and their views are valued. Employees applaud this family-owned business for incorporating employees into the family. With praises like these, It is no secret why this company’s website claims global leadership in its area of manufacturing.
Located in Eastlake, ENPAC manufactures products to keep companies safe, compliant, spill-free and environmentally aware. Employees praise the company family dynamic and are excited to be part of this growing business. This company is also recognized as a global leader in spill prevention and containment as well as one of the fastest growing companies as seen on its website.
Gold Key Processing Inc.
A HEXPOL Company, Gold Key Processing exists in Middlefield. This company manufactures advanced polymer compounds. Employees take pride in their job and are challenged to learn. Highly efficient processes, continuous improvements, superior products and a family atmosphere are hallmarks of Gold Key’s success.
Hexpol Compounding LLC, Burton Rubber Processing
Located in Burton, Burton Rubber Processing is a member of HEXPOL Compounding. Versatility, being heard and making a positive impact on the company drive the employees to achieve success for Burton Rubber. While the company’s website tells of the global effects of this business, the conviction remains that people are Burton Rubber’s greatest asset. Undoubtedly, a key to its success.
LeafFilter North Inc.
Based in Hudson, LeafFilter success is attributed to providing the number one gutter protection in the United States. The fast-paced growth of this company bears out in employee remarks regarding the excitement in making the business successful and in teamwork toward a unifying goal. Proof of the success of LeafFilter bears out in the scrolling recognition on the bottom of its web page.
Majestic Steel USA Inc.
Steel sheets and coils are the mainstays of Majestic Steel. Located in Cleveland, this company provides growth opportunities and resources for employees to succeed. Reported to be an excellent place to work, Majestic’s warehouse of steel is not the only factor making this business special. A quick visit to the company’s website finds the mission “to do things differently.” The success of Majestic suggests this does not refer to steel alone.
Manufacturing the number one faucet in North America is not the only thing this North Olmsted company does well. While Moen’s product line is impressively diverse, the company’s creation of a culture that empowers leadership and action as well as energizes is inspiring. Perhaps this comes from genuinely caring for employees. Work environment combined with quality product as seen on the Moen website provides a formula for success.
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Parker Hannifin leads the way in manufacturing motion and control technologies and systems. But manufacturing success is not this company’s only claim. Creating an atmosphere that challenges and develops employees in a rewarding way speaks to other areas of success. Parker’s website heading sums it up, “Together, we can …”
Located in Westlake, Q-Lab manufactures durability testing products. Employees exclaim, ‘We are growing!” This is no surprise from a global company that values employee contributions and respect for one another. The testing products featured on this business’ website are only one test of its depth.
A Wadsworth based company, Remington Products manufactures aftermarket insoles.The success of Remington hails to many factors including diversified products, new product development, and employee freedom of creativity and implementation. The soul of this company is expressed through its website.
ShurTech Brands, LLC
ShurTech Brands may be less familiar than the do-it-yourself product names this company encompasses. Key products for Shurtech include Duck, FrogTape and Easy Liner brand items. In Avon, this business also promotes teamwork, communication and a positive work atmosphere. The website blog illustrates a personal side to ShurTech.
Fluid systems are the key products of this Solon-based company. Swagelok employees report making a contribution to the business, holding fast to core values and strong leadership as assets. The Swagelok website states, “On A Mission.” The mission for quality products and integrity prove successful in this arena.
The Garland Company
Manufacturing roofing and building envelope solutions sustain The Garland Company in Cleveland. Garland is committed to continued improvement and innovative solutions. Problem-solving with diverse products and services inspires this business. The website drives this point home stating, “… [we are] revolutionizing the roofing industry … “
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Akron is home to The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, one of the world’s largest tire companies. Yet, even Goodyear’s senior managers portray humble sensibilities and knowledge. These qualities instill confidence in employees and create a dedicated and loyal workforce. A glance at this company’s website reveals that the way of conducting business is foundational to actual business.
The Lubrizol Corporation
A Wickliffe-based company, Lubrizol combines chemicals to optimize product quality for customers while reducing environmental impact. Not only does the company consider the environment, caring for employees remains a priority. Employees feel challenged and appreciated for their contributions. Diversity and inclusion grace the front page of Lubrizol’s website, further evidence of the value placed on people.
Truline Industries Inc
Located in Chesterland, Truline Industries manufactures fuel pumps for the aircraft industry. The work environment of this top-rated company is marked by flexibility, high-quality resources and genuine concern for employees. Building a culture rather than an organization expresses the heart of Truline. Accomplishing this with “Integrity above all” as indicated by the website points to the source of this company’s success.
The manufacturer of welding cables and a host of other products, Watteredge graces the list yet another year. This small, Avon Lake-based company is recognized by employees as intentionally creating an empowering work environment. Responsibility reigns and thoughts valued at Watteredge. The company’s website answers a host of product questions.