ENTEK Manufacturing Inc., the leading U.S. based manufacturer of twin-screw extruders and replacement wear parts, has been named to the “100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon” list by Oregon Business magazine. This list, published annually by Oregon Business, recognizes large, medium and small companies for excellence in retention and rewards, work environment, decision-making and trust, performance management, career development and learning.
The winners were honored at an awards ceremony at the Oregon Convention Center and are revealed in the March issue of Oregon Business, available at www.OregonBusiness.com. Over 300 companies participated in this year’s 100 Best survey, which analyzes Oregon companies’ best practices in creating great places to work. Almost 20,000 Oregon employees completed the survey, where they rate their satisfaction in 50 workplace qualities. ENTEK was ranked 12th in the medium companies category, which recognized companies with 50-249 employees. This is the first time ENTEK has been ranked in the Top 100.
“We are honored to be included in the 100 Best list,” said Larry Keith, ENTEK President. “It is gratifying to know that even in these challenging times, our employees feel that ENTEK is a great place to work. We’re proud of our company and our employees, who we know are our greatest asset,” he said. Some of the things that helped ENTEK become a ‘100 Best’ company, said Keith, go above and beyond what the company and its employees consider a generous benefits package. They include regular meetings (held every two weeks) where all employees are updated on company matters, and given a chance to contribute ideas. “Our employees are truly involved in sharing information and ideas that help our company move forward,” he said. “Open communication is a very important part of who we are.” In addition, ENTEK employees are regularly briefed on customer projects and requirements, and there is a constant focus at the company to meeting and exceeding customer needs. When customers visit ENTEK’s facility in Lebanon, OR, employees are given access to participate and interact with them. “Our employees feel more a part of our success if they understand our customers’ needs,” said Keith.