Company News: July 2016
King Arthur Flour was named the 2016 Employee Stock Ownership Plan Company of the Year at the 39th annual conference of the ESOP Association held in May in Washington. The award recognizes a company’s commitment to employee ownership, including promoting employee participation, wealth creation and individual dignity and worth, the company said in a news release.
Bethel-based GW Plastics has been selected by Plastics News as the “Sustained Excellence” award winner for 2015. GW Plastics was recognized for its revenue and employment growth, both of which doubled during the last six years. The award, announced in May at the trade magazine’s Executive Forum in Naples, Fla., is given only to past Processor of the Year award recipients, which GW Plastics won in 2009.
RSG has received the 2016 When Work Works Award from the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. The award recognizes employers across the country for their use of workplace strategies to increase business and employee success. Employee-owned RSG, which applies modeling and analytics to address transportation planning, market strategy and environmental management issues, won the award last year as well.
The Quechee Club has announced the completion of its new Aquatic Complex and the expansion of its fitness club. The $4.4 million renovation and expansion project includes new indoor and outdoor pools, a deck surrounding the exterior pool, a larger indoor pool area with an aerobics room, and a new retention pond. The club, which operates under the Quechee Lakes Landowners Association, has approximately 1,400 members.
The Lyme Inn has received a Certificate of Excellence from the travel website TripAdvisor. The certificate acknowledges hospitality businesses that have earned top traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.
National Field Representatives has begun work on a 20,000- to 25,000-square-foot addition to its 14,700-square-foot Maple Avenue office building that, when complete next year, will bring all 210 of the company’s Claremont employees under one roof. The former auto repair shop at 137 Maple Ave. that NFR recently purchased was demolished and the vacant lot will be used for employee parking. The company also bought the vacant Claremont Savings Bank building at 142 Maple Ave., which will either be demolished or moved.
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