CLEVELAND, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HEXPOL Compounding LLC (Burton Rubber Processing) was recently honored in the Cleveland Plain Dealer's 2016 Top Workplaces listing, ranked number two among Northeast Ohio midsize (150 – 499 local employees) companies.
HEXPOL, a leading global provider of elastomer compounds, was among 275 companies cited in the newspaper's seventh annual list. Employers were listed in three categories: large, midsize and small. Burton Rubber Processing, located in Burton, Ohio, made the prestigious list for the second year in a row. Founded in 1957, 220 associates currently work at the campus.
"Our goal is to keep all aspects of Burton Rubber Processing amazing – amazing to our associates, valued customers, and the community we serve," said John Gorrell, General Manager, Burton Rubber Processing. "It's an honor and privilege to have our company recognized for the second consecutive year. We are proud to be associated with so many other well respected businesses in our region."
The 2016 Top Workplaces list was published in the Plain Dealer on June 19. Employees of participating companies responded to a detailed survey conducted by independent workplace consultant, Workplace Dynamics. Company rankings were based solely on employee responses to 20 statements addressing multiple work-related factors. Below are examples of survey statements, ranked in order of importance by responding employees, which contributed to employer rankings:
- I believe this company is going in the right direction
- I feel genuinely appreciated at this company
- I have confidence in the leaders of this company
- My job makes me feel like I am part of something meaningful
- The company enables me to work at my full potential
- At this company, we do things efficiently and well
- My manager helps me learn and grow
- I have the flexibility I need to balance my work/personal life
- My pay and benefits are fair for the work I do
Engaged employees agree that they are motivated to do excellent work and deliver quality products and services to their customers.
Survey results certainly support that premise, with respondents indicating that the HEXPOL Burton Rubber Processing campus is comprised of individuals who are dedicated to HEXPOL through meaningful work and a vibrant connection with the company. They stressed the benefits of a positive culture and the support provided through personal and leadership development programs. Respondents also have a strong belief that HEXPOL Compounding is moving in the right direction.
"We continually train our associates and equip them with the skills they need to take on new responsibilities when advancement opportunities appear," Gorrell said. "It's very rewarding to add value to their lives and watch them grow, better serving our customers and progressing into leadership positions. If we don't care about the people we lead, we have no business leading them."
Respondents also felt that HEXPOL leadership provides a clear vision of company goals and makes a significant effort to ensure each associate feels valued and recognized for contributions to HEXPOL's success.
Elastomer compounds made by HEXPOL Compounding touch nearly every aspect of our world, helping to make the products we rely on where we work, live, and play. HEXPOL elastomers are used in products in multiple industries, including transportation, energy, wire & cable, construction & infrastructure, medical technology, and general industrial.
For more information about HEXPOL Compounding and its products and services, visit the company's website at www.hexpolcompounding.com.
About HEXPOL Compounding
HEXPOL is the leading global developer and manufacturer of quality polymer compounds. The company provides proprietary and standard rubber compounding solutions to the automotive and transportation; energy, oil & gas; wire and cable; medical and pharmaceutical; general industrial; building and construction; water treatment; tire and toll, and consumer markets.
Sixteen locations in North America include legacy names such as Gold Key Processing, Burton Rubber Processing, Chase Elastomer, Colonial Rubber Works, Robbins LLC, Kardoes Rubber, HEXPOL Silicone Compounding, and RheTech. HEXPOL capabilities include: Rubber Compounding, Rolls, Specialty Products, Tire and Toll, Retreading, TPE Compounding, Silicone Compounding, and Outsourcing Services.
Based in Malmo, Sweden, HEXPOL has a global footprint, with manufacturing facilities strategically located to serve customers across North America, Europe and Asia. HEXPOL is a U.S. $1.3 billion a year business with 3,900 employees at 34 locations in 11 countries. HEXPOL is a public company traded on the Nordic Stock Exchange.
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