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The ESOP Association Honors Members for Excellence in Employee Ownership Communications

by The ESOP Association | May 08, 2014
AACE Award Winners Announced

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2014

For More Information: Amy Gwiazdowski, 202/293-2971, amy@esopassociation.org

The ESOP Association Honors Members for Excellence in Employee Ownership Communications

May 8, 2014 (Washington, DC) – The ESOP Association is pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the Annual Awards for Communications Excellence (AACE). The AACE Awards are sponsored each year by the Association to recognize the outstanding communications and educational programs of its members. The awards were presented at the Association’s 37th Annual Conference in Washington, DC to companies who have excelled in communicating the ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) and its meaning to employee owners.

AACE Award winners are chosen by a panel of five judges made up of both management and non-management employee owners, each of whom has demonstrated active experience and interest in the field of ESOPs and employee ownership communications. Awards are based on: overall quality and quantity of employee owner education, contributions of employee owners, integration of the ESOP into company culture, frequency of ownership communications, involvement and/or response of employee owners, encouragement of ownership attitudes, clear explanations, creative ideas, graphic design, and technical quality.

The 2014 AACE Award winners are:

 

Total Communications Program, 250 or Fewer Employees

Winner: PERRY proTECH, Lima, Ohio

Runner Up: Salem Distributing Company, Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

Total Communications Program, Over 250 Employees

Winner: Van Meter Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Runner Up: Recology, San Francisco, California

 

Video, 250 or Fewer Employees

Winner: Engineering America, Inc., Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

Video, Over 250 Employees

Winner: Austin Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas

Runner Up: The Haskell Company, Jacksonville, Florida

 

Printed Materials, 250 or Fewer Employees

Winner: Mid South Building Supply, Inc., Springfield, Virginia

Runner Up: PERRY proTECH, Lima, Ohio

 

Printed Materials, Over 250 Employees

Winner: Eagle Communications, Inc., Hays, Kansas

Runner Up: Van Meter Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                                               

 

Intranet, Over 250 Employees

Winner: Recology, San Francisco, California

Runner Up: Maine Drilling & Blasting, Inc., Gardiner, Maine

 

ESOP Advertising, Ownership Marketing – General

Winner: Carris Reels, Inc., Proctor, Vermont

Runner Up: Van Meter Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

ESOP Advertising, Ownership Marketing – Website

Winner: Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Missouri

Runner Up: Van Meter Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Special Events & Promotions, 1 Outstanding Event, 250 or Fewer Employees

Winner: Wiley|Wilson, Lynchburg, Virginia

Runner Up: Priority Sign, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Special Events & Promotions, 1 Outstanding Event, Over 250 Employees

Winner: Douglas Machine Inc., Alexandria, Minnesota

Runner Up: CarePro Health Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 

Special Events & Promotions, Series, 250 or Fewer Employees

Winner: Adworkshop, Inc., Lake Placid, New York

Runner Up: Mid South Building Supply, Inc., Springfield, Virginia

 

Special Events & Promotions, Series, Over 250 Employees 

Winner: Entertainment Partners, Burbank, California

Runner Up: Apache Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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The ESOP Association is the national trade association for companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and the leading voice in America for employee ownership. The core cause of The ESOP Association is the belief that employee ownership will improve American competitiveness, increase productivity through greater employee participation, and strengthen our free enterprise economy. More information: website - www.esopassociation.org and blog – www.esopassociationblog.org.