September 8, 2008 – Shavertown, PA – Solid Cactus has announced that it has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2008. This is the third year in a row the company has achieved this honor, and it comes two weeks after being named one of the fastest growing private companies in America for the second straight year according to Inc. Magazine. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first of its kind offered by a state in the country. The program is a public/private partnership of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and the Central Penn Business Journal.
“This is a tremendous honor for us to once again be named one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania,” commented company founder Scott Sanfilippo. “We invest a lot into providing our team members with a fun and enjoyable place to work and from this continual recognition it shows that we’re doing something right.”
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in PA list is made up of 100 companies split into two groups: 50 medium-sized companies (25-250 employees) and 50 large-sized companies (251 or more employees). Solid Cactus has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA in the medium category.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. Nearly 45,000 Pennsylvania employees filled out the survey. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process.
Solid Cactus will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in PA evening awards ceremony on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. The final rankings will be revealed at the ceremony.