In the third quarter of 2008, The Garland Company Inc., Cleveland, Ohio-based manufacturer and distributor of high-performance solutions for the building envelope, was the recipient of two regional and one national awards honoring its contributions in a variety of areas.
As a first-time member of Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000, Garland was one of only 67 Ohio companies recognized as one of the nations fastest growing private businesses. The Inc. 5000 has become a benchmark for the most innovative, dynamic, and successful companies in the nation. Alumni include such prestigious companies as Microsoft and Oracle.
The City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development in cooperation with the Cleveland Citywide Development Corporation recently honored Garland Industries with its Brownfield Redevelopment Award. This award honors Cleveland-based companies for their accomplishments in assisting the local economy.
“Our decision to invest in this property, adjacent to our corporate headquarters, is evidence of Garland’s on-going commitment to help grow the economy of Cleveland, where many our workers reside,” Garland CFO Chuck Ripepi said.
Also, for the ninth consecutive year, Garland Industries Inc. was selected by the Employers Resource Council (ERC) as one of the top 99 places to work in Northeast Ohio. The ERC is Northeast Ohio’s largest employers’ association serving over 1,000 organizations, serving nearly 400,000 employees in 22 counties. As a NorthCoast 99-award-winning company, Garland was evaluated on a number of employee-focused criteria, including compensation and benefits, health and safety, training and education, diversity, communication, and community service and involvement.
“These recognitions demonstrate the commitment Garland has made to attracting and retaining top performers,” said Wally Barch, director of recruiting and training for Garland Industries. “In today’s competitive economy, finding the best people is directly tied to a company’s performance in three critical areas: a track record of aggressive growth, involvement in its home community, and a supportive, people-first culture.”
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