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Member Videos

Our members have a lot of great stories to tell—about having great companies, great employee owners, great performance—and many share those stories with video. See the videos below for ideas on how your fellow members use this medium to tell the world all about their ESOPs—and see if any of these clips give rise to a creative spark you can use in your company. 

Big G ExpressEmployee Ownership Month Family Event

Big G Express celebrated Employee Ownership Month with a Family Tailgating Event at the MTSU Homecoming Game. We took this opportunity to get testimonials from the family members of Big G Express employees. As an employee owned company, the success of Big G has a great impact on the future of our employees and their families!

Bob's Red Mill -  ABC World News Tonight 2010 ESOP Coverage

Cross Company - Cross Company ESOP

Interview with Bill Cross, founder of Cross Company & Pete Cross, Chairman of the Board. Interview by Jerry Bohnsack, CFO Cross Company. Discussion about Cross Company over the years and the transition of it becoming 100% employee owned.

Forsythe Technology - Why ESOP Matters

Learn why an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) matters and what it means for Forsythe employees.

Harpoon BreweryHarpoon Brewery

Harpoon Brewery co-founder Dan Kenary knew his employees played a key role in building the company. So when it came time to sell a minority stake in the business, he knew what to do.

KCI TechnologiesCelebrating 25 Years of Employee Ownership

On December 15, 1988, the employees of Kidde Consultants Inc. completed a leveraged buyout from our parent company Hanson Trust PLC—a British company who had purchased the Walter Kidde company in 1987. In control of our destiny since that time, KCI has been able to share its prosperity and success with all of our staff. This would not be possible without two major contributors—our clients and our employees.

MMC CorpEmployees, Companies, and Values

Operating under the names of Midwest Mechanical Contractors, MW Builders, and Pahor Mechanical Contractors, the MMC family of companies is 100% employee-owned and ranked one of the top 100 ESOPs in the nation.

New Belgium Brewing Company - The Happy Hour Guys at New Belgium Brewing! 

A grand swing through Colorado begins at the home of Fat Tire Amber Ale! Mark and Jimmy point the Happy Hour Rent-a-mobile in the direction of Fort Collins and New Belgium Brewing. The beer is fantastic, but the real discovery here is the thought process that goes far Beyond Beer - the progressive company culture at New Belgium features employee ownership, bike culture, activism, and much more, giving rise to such achievements as the first fully wind powered brewery in the US. Join The Happy Hour Guys for an introduction to this amazing company that also happens to brew a great deal of incredible beer. Cheers!

North Highland Company - Ownership Culture - "I don't just work here." 

North Highland consultants talk about what it's like to work for an employee-owed firm and how they are able to impact the company and make a difference. "I'm an owner not just an employee."

PadillaCRT - What's an ESOP?

Find out from a few of PadillaCRT's employee owners what the Employee Stock Ownership Plan means to them.

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. - SEL Employee Owned

SEL is focused on making electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical. See how being 100 percent employee-owned has contributed to creating a world-class work environment for our employee owners.

The Saxton Group - The Saxton Group Becomes 100% Employee Owned

Multi-Unit Restaurant Franchisee The Saxton Group Becomes 100% Employee-Owned and Expands into New States giving ownership to the employees, The Saxton Group Deepens its Commitment to its Employees and Guests.

Sundt - Level Headed - ESOP 

J. Doug Pruitt talks about the Sundt ESOP program.

Travel & Transport - 10 Years as an ESOP Company

Travel and Transport sent cakes to all of our offices and decorated cookies for our on-site and at home employees in celebration of 10 years as a 100% employee-owned company. Jim Winterscheid, Travel and Transport's VP of Finance tells us why being an ESOP company is so cool.

Realityworks, Inc.Mary Stenvig on how Realityworks became an ESOP company

Stenvig, CFO of Realityworks, oversaw the company's transition into a employee stock ownership plan. She talks about the challenges, opportunities and how she helped her employees with the transition.

Vance Metal Fabricators - Vance Metal Fabricators

Hard-hitting and heavy metal - LaBarge Media brings you our video for Vance Metal Fabricators.

Vita Plus Corporation - Vita Plus: Get to Know Our Employee-Owned Company

Vita Plus is an employee-owned company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin with facilities and a strong dealer network across the upper Midwest. We've been serving livestock producers since 1948. Our consultants offer the latest cutting-edge technology, nutrition and management information to help your operation succeed.



Do you have a video you'd like us to see? Email Media@ESOPAssociation.org