Van Meter Inc. Named as a Top 100 Winning Workplace in Iowa

Van Meter Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of Iowa’s Top 100 Workplaces.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. Van Meter Inc. ranked eighth in the top midsized companies. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. Through its workplace improvement offerings, WorkplaceDynamics provides solutions, training and tools to help clients improve their workplace.

What makes Van Meter a winning workplace? Van Meter’s purpose statement and philosophy: To be their customers’ competitive advantage by creating a culture where the right people come to work, stay and achieve their potential.

The company has embodied this statement by offering employees unique benefits such as six week fully paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, a month long sabbatical for employees with 20 years or more tenure, and an extensive health and wellness program. This progressive culture coupled with the company reaching 100 percent employee-ownership in 2005, the result has been a body of employees who are empowered to go beyond the standard distribution model and create innovative services and solutions with the customers’ best interest at heart.

“The culture we have built and the people here at Van Meter are the reason we continue to be a Top 100 workplace in Iowa,” states Kevin Powell, President and CEO of Van Meter Inc. “Earning this award for a third consecutive year serves as a reminder that we must find ways to keep our employees and future new hires engaged. We will continue to challenge ourselves to raise the bar.”

The Des Moines Register published the complete list of Top Workplaces on September 21st. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit www.topworkplaces.com and www.workplacedynamics.com.

Van Meter Inc. is an employee-owned distributor of automation, data communications, electrical, lighting, power transmissions and utility supplies, services, and custom solutions. Based in Cedar Rapids, the company has 12 locations and 400 employees in Iowa; it serves the construction, commercial, industrial and institutional markets.

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