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Travel and Transport, Inc. Named 2015 ESOP Company of the Year by The ESOP Association

by The ESOP Association | Oct 26, 2015
ESOP Company of the Year

For Immediate Release: May 7, 2015

Travel and Transport, Inc. Named 2015 ESOP Company of the Year by The ESOP Association 

May 7, 2015 (Washington, DC) – Travel and Transport, Inc., an employee-owned company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, was named the 2015 ESOP Company of the Year by The ESOP Association. The award was presented at the Association’s 38th Annual Conference in Washington, DC. 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.

On October 16, 1946 Lawrence and Mae Youngman opened the doors of Travel and Transport. They had “two second-hand desks and one typewriter and a world of ignorance,” Youngman recalled. The staff included Lawrence and another individual; neither of whom had any experience in the travel business. After 68 years, and many adventures later, not only is the present-day Travel and Transport a thriving business but also a 100% employee-owned company. Located in 37 states, and with more than 1,200 employee owners, this ESOP company earns its reputation through passion, innovation, and commitment to excellence. More information about Travel and Transport: https://www.travelandtransport.com/

Travel and Transport is a strong supporter of employee ownership and its employee owners strive to represent the company at both Chapter and national ESOP Association events. Working to strengthen employee ownership in America, the employee owners of Travel and Transport meet with members of Congress --- to date, the employee owners of Travel and Transport have met with every Congressional office in their home state of Nebraska --- and work to promote ESOP issues not only in Nebraska but on the national level as well.

“I’m delighted to present the employee owners of Travel and Transport with the 2015 ESOP Company of the Year Award,” said ESOP Association President, J. Michael Keeling. “The employee owners integrate the ESOP into all they do at the company from management support, to annual shareholder meetings, to trivia contests to keep employee owners interested and engaged. The employee owners also endeavor to share that ESOP spirit with the community, both locally and nationally.”

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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.

More Information:

Amy Gwiazdowski

202/293-2971

amy@esopassociation.org

@ESOPAssociation