2007 Manny Award Winner!

Company name: Richards Industries
City, State
: Cincinnati, Ohio
Public or private company : Private
Founded : 1955
Number of loca l employees : 150
CEO/President : Gilbert Richards, Bruce Broxterman
Web site address: www.richardsind.com
What they manufacture: Industrial valves

Celebrating Low Turnover

Recognition, group activities and great benefits keep Richards Industries employees around

Richards Industries promotes a family and team atmosphere, one that allows employees to have fun while working hard to achieve their goals. Individuals are celebrated for their hard work and dedication at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner. "This is one way for us to show our appreciation for being what makes Richard's Industries truly outstanding "” our employees," president Bruce Broxterman explains.

There are several other company-supported activities for employees to get involved in, such as golf leagues, softball leagues, in-house pool and cornhole tournaments, and outside volunteer activities. "These team activities foster an environment where employees can get to know one another a little better," notes Cheryl Koopman, general manager of human resources. "We want to provide a work environment where we not only work hard, but we enjoy working hard while we're doing it."

What began as Jordan Valve Company in 1947 is now a leading provider of industrial valves for the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food processing industries. Richards Industries enjoys low turnover rates, as most employees make a career here.