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Winners of Seventh Annual Morning Call Top Workplaces Announced

By Colin McEvoy on March 8, 2019

The seventh annual Morning Call Top Workplaces event was held at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

The seventh annual Morning Call Top Workplaces event was held at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

Uline Shipping Supplies took the top prize at The Morning Call’s seventh annual Top Workplaces event, which recognized small, midsize, and large companies in the Lehigh Valley lauded as great places to work by their employees.

“They represent companies in sectors as varied as packaging and distribution, health care, law, education and insurance,” Morning Call Editor Terry Rang said in a statement. “But these companies all have one thing in common: their employees believe in the company’s mission and feel they are valued and bring value to the business.”

The companies were honored during an event at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks on March 6. The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) was a presenting sponsor for the program.

The Uline Shipping Supplies location in Allentown is one of 11 sites the company has operates  North America. Uline employes 6,000 worldwide and 757 in the Lehigh Valley, and offers shipping, packaging, and industrial supplies nationwide.

“Uline is delighted to be one of 45 companies in the Lehigh Valley to recognized by their employees as Great Places to Work,” said Tim McDonough, Uline branch manager.

“We strive in attracting, developing, and engaging a talented team,” McDonough said. “Our dedicated staff has led to continued success in serving our customers and growing our business.”

The Allentown-based Penn Treaty Network America was the top-ranked company in the midsize category, while Robbins Rehabilitation, a physical therapy clinic with offices in Allentown, Bethlehem, and Upper Macungie Township, topped the small companies category.

The Morning Call has partners with Energage, a Philadelphia-based employee engagement company, to determine the top workplaces in the region based on a scientific employee survey process.

“Top Workplaces put the employee at the center of things, and focus on creating the right environment to unleash potential and inspire performance,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage.

Companies were considered eligible if they had at least 35 employees in the Lehigh Valley. Sixty-nine organizations agreed to take the survey this year, employing 28,844 people in the region, according to The Morning Call.

A total of 12,462 employees responded to questionnaires they received, which included 24 questions about issues related to workplace culture, according to the newspaper.

These included questions about company leadership, management, engagements, effectiveness, and such issues as where the company is heading, whether employees feel appreciated, and basic elements like pay, benefits, flexibility, and training.

The Morning Call is already inviting participants to nominate organizations for the 2020 Top Workplaces program. Visit this website for more information.

See below for the full list of winners from all three categories:

Large employers: 500+ employees

  1. Uline Shipping Supplies
  2. Parkland School District
  3. Dun & Bradstreet
  4. Lehigh Valley Health Network
  5. ADP
  6. Aldi
  7. B. Braun Medical Inc.
  8. Victaulic
  9. Lehigh University
  10. Stitch Fix

Midsize employers: 125-499 employees

  1. Penn Treaty Network America
  2. Dream Live Prosper
  3. Fellowship Community
  4. Presbyterian Senior Living
  5. Kitchen Magic Inc.
  6. Salisbury Township School District
  7. Buckeye Partners LP
  8. Renaissance Allentown
  9. Moravian College
  10. Service Access and Management Inc.
  11. Ciocca Subaru
  12. Paxos Restaurants
  13. OraSure Technologies
  14. Computer Aid Inc.
  15. OAA Orthopaedic Specialists

Small employers: 35-124 employees

  1. Robbins Rehabilitation
  2. Amada Senior Care – Lehigh Valley
  3. Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba
  4. Jerdon Construction Services LLC
  5. Brown & Brown of LV LP
  6. D’Huy Engineering Inc.
  7. HindlePower, Inc.
  8. Barry Isett & Associates
  9. King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul
  10. Adept Packaging
  11. Liquid Interactive
  12. Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus P.A.
  13. Lehigh Valley Technical Associates Inc.
  14. EMC Insurance Cos.
  15. Wacker Chemical Corp.
  16. ATAS International Inc.
  17. Ideal Concepts Inc.
  18. Intelliquip Inc.
  19. Trifecta Technologies Inc.
  20. Valley National Financial Advisors
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