Despite the continuing recession, The Garland Company, Inc., a mid-sized roofing manufacturer headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, has been the recipient of several achievement awards in 2010.
In May, the company was honored with a Manny Award from Ohio’s Inside Business magazine. The award acknowledges a corporate culture that celebrates innovation and collaboration with workplace activities and events designed to break down barriers between departments in order to foster the “cross-pollination” of ideas.
Its efforts in that regard bore fruit later this year when Building Operating Management included Garland’s Green-Lock product family in its list of Top Products for 2010. According to Garland product manager, Tom Stuewe, the company added to the Green-Lock family a polymer-based Flood Coat.
“With that addition, commercial roofing contractors can now install our high-performance modified bitumen roofing systems from start to finish using VOC-free products,” he said in a release. “The Green-Lock cold-applied system works with aggregate-surfaced and mineral-surfaced membranes, significantly reducing health and safety concerns for workers and building occupants.”
The company was also recognized as one of Northeast Ohio’s best places to work for the eleventh consecutive year by the Employers Resource Council (ERC). As a NorthCoast 99 award recipient, 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.
In the area of sales performance, Garland won two prestigious honors. Its inclusion in the 2010 Inc. 500/5000 list acknowledges Garland’s ability to outperform many of its peers in a year when manufacturing and construction entrants dropped from 10th to 11th place in terms of the number of companies represented on the list. Inc. magazine reports that representation in that sector is less than half what it was in 2007.
Garland also won a place on the Weatherhead 100 list, which showcases the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio based on a consistent growth pattern across five years. That award is given by Cleveland’s Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
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