Van Meter Named to Top Workplaces USA List

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Van Meter Inc., a leading distributor of electrical and automation solutions and provider of related contractor and industrial services, is a 2023 Top Workplaces USA award recipient, ranking among the top 100 qualifying mid-size companies in the nation.

The Top Workplaces USA ranking is based entirely on feedback from an employee engagement survey administered by research partner Energage, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The survey measures aspects of workplace culture including alignment, coaching, connection, engagement, leadership, performance, and basic workplace benefits and expectations.

“We’re thrilled to reveal the winners of the 2023 Top Workplaces USA national award,” said Dan Kessler, president of Energage, in a company media release. “These companies represent the country’s best employers with highperforming, people-first cultures. They’re successful because they put their employees front and center in everything they do. By prioritizing the employee experience above all else, they’re more innovative, productive, and successful than their competitors and the rest of the market.”

“Being named a national Top Workplace is an incredible honor. It’s our people that make what we do possible, and I am extremely proud to be their fellow employee-owner,” said Lura McBride, Van Meter’s President and CEO. “Creating an environment where people feel part of something special, understand how they create value for others, have opportunities to be their best, and achieve remarkable things, is a difference maker. We don’t ever want to take it for granted, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to a people-first culture.”

This year marks Van Meter’s first appearance on the Top Workplaces USA list. The 95-year-old company has earned regional recognition as a Top Workplace in Iowa (Des Moines Register) and Minnesota (Star Tribune) on multiple occasions, and in 2022 received National Culture Excellence Awards from Energage in the categories of Employee Wellbeing, Employee Appreciation, Professional Development and Woman Led.

“Workplace statistics consistently show that highly engaged employees lead to increased profitability, less turnover, and higher customer retention rates—all of which are important business metrics,” said Alicia Murphy, Chief Organizational Effectiveness Officer at Van Meter. “Our true measure of success, however, is the power of our people. Empowered, passionate employee-owners who care about each other and want to make a meaningful impact are unstoppable.”

Van Meter’s team is more than 800 employee-owners strong spanning a seven-state geography. To join Van Meter’s team, or learn more about its nationally recognized culture, visit vanmeterinc.com/careers

A complete listing of the 2023 Top Workplaces USA award winners, including the top 100 in each company size category, can be found at: https://topworkplaces.com/award/top-workplaces-usa

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