97% of Graco and Gema employees surveyed worldwide expressed pride in their workplace
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; April 28, 2016 – Gema, the global leader in powder coating technology is proud to be a part of Graco Inc. and recognized as one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production, according to Fortune Magazine.
“This recognition from Fortune is a reflection of our engaged and committed workforce at Graco,” said Patrick J. McHale, Graco’s President and CEO. “Graco employees make this a great place to work every day, which not only positively impacts their coworkers, but also our shareholders, suppliers, distributor partners, end users and the community.”
Graco ranked No. 10 on the internationally-recognized list, a ranking based on employees’ own assessments of the trust they feel toward leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with coworkers. Out of the employees surveyed worldwide, 97% expressed great pride in Graco. The top workplaces as a collective group for 2016 have an employee turnover average of 7.2%, about half the national industry average of 13%. Graco’s employee turnover the past year was 4%.
“The challenge and variety of work makes it a very interesting place to work. I’ve continually seen new innovative ideas in design, manufacturing and management over the last six years and I expect that will continue,” said one Graco employee in the anonymous survey. “There is a vast knowledge base here and everyone is willing to share their knowledge and experience whenever needed.”
Gema, a Graco Inc. company, is the global leader in powder coating technology. From manual units to fully automated systems, Gema offers solutions to satisfy customers in a wide variety of end markets. Gema has worldwide headquarters in St. Gallen, Switzerland and a broad worldwide distribution network. Gema operates its North American Headquarters from Indianapolis, Indiana. For additional information visit www.gemapowdercoating.com. or on Twitter @GemaNAPowder
Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense, and spray fluid and powder materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance industries. For additional information about Graco Inc., please visit us at www.graco.com or on Twitter @GracoInc.