The company is a fast-growing craft manufacturer of authentic premium sausage and food products. As the demand for its products have soared in recent years, the rapid growth strained the systems the company had been relying on.Continue to Case Study » 10.9.15 / Agriculture, All-Star Award Finalist, Efficiency, Rewards & Incentives
West Paw Design is a world-class manufacturer of eco-friendly and high-quality pet toys and beds based in Bozeman, Montana. The company wanted to find a way to distribute leadership and decision-making to all of its associates.Continue to Case Study » 10.9.15 / All-Star Award Finalist, Efficiency, Food Services, Manufacturing, Morale
NewStream Enterprises, an SRC company that has been playing the Game since its birth in 1990, provides customized product-flow management services to manufacturing companies large and small. Its 60 employee-owners label, pack, store, control, and ship customers’ products all over the world. Today, NewStream (Springfield, MO) generates annual revenue of $37 million.
Founded in 1983 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Enercon Services, Inc. (ENERCON) has grown to be one of the largest firms providing environmental and engineering services in the nation. A 100% employee-owned company, ENERCON earned more than $220 million in revenue for 2012. The company has four divisions – Environmental Services, Power Generation, New Plant Services, and Federal Services – and operates out of 25 offices nationwide, plus international offices in Belgium and Abu Dhabi. Clients include: federal, state and local governments, most major electric utilities, chemical and nuclear fuel cycle facilities, oil and natural gas companies, and many Fortune 500 companies.Continue to Case Study » 5.23.14 / All-Star Award Winner, Buy-In, Efficiency, Manufacturing, Rewards & Incentives
Whole Foods Market, founded in 1980, is the world’s leading retailer of natural and organic foods, with 185 supermarkets and several distribution centers in North American and the United Kingdom. Grown largely through mergers and acquisitions, the Austin-based company (Nasdaq: WFMI) has 39,000 team members and posts annual sales of $4 billion. In 2006, Whole Foods ranked #15 on Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. It was the company’s ninth appearance on that annual list, and its highest ranking yet.Continue to Case Study » 5.22.14 / All-Star Award Finalist, Efficiency, Rewards & Incentives, Technical Services
Texas Air Composites, Inc. is an award-winning “overhaul” facility that repairs the sheet-metal, composite, and welded structures of airplanes for commercial and regional air carriers. Its clients include Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, Comair, SkyWest, Air Wisconsin, America West, Frontier Air, Cathay Pacific, Mesa Airlines, and WestJet. The five-year-old company has 72 employees (largely in sales, operations, engineering, purchasing, information technology, quality, and administration) and generates annual sales of $10 million.Continue to Case Study » 5.22.14 / All-Star Award Winner, Award Winner, Efficiency, Morale, Retail Trade
In 1982, Ari Weinzweig and Paul Saginaw opened Zingerman’s Delicatessen in Ann Arbor (MI) to sell mouth-watering sandwiches and fine artisanal foods. Today, the $27-million specialty-food company consists of eight ventures: the deli, a bakery, a mail-order house, catering and training businesses, a coffee company, a creamery and a restaurant. Zingerman’s Community of Businesses (ZCoB) is run by 17 managing partners and 400 employees. It was named “one of the top 25 food markets in the world” by Food & Wine magazine.Continue to Case Study » 5.22.14 / All-Star Award Winner, Award Winner, Efficiency, Manufacturing, Morale
In 1991, Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan launched New Belgium Brewing in the basement of their home. Today, thanks to many delightful brews and some excellent management practices, the $60-million company is the eleventh- largest brewery (and the third-largest craft brewery) in the nation. Based in Colorado, New Belgium is managed by 225 enthusiastic employee owners who brew, taste, package, market and sell about a dozen specialty beers to restaurants, taverns and other outlets throughout the western U.S.Continue to Case Study » 5.22.14 / Award Winner, Efficiency, Food Services, Hall of Fame Inductee, Morale
Meadows Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit community hospital located in Vidalia, Georgia – a rural part of the state about two hours west of Savannah. CEO Alan Kent first introduced the practice of The Great Game of Business to the 400 employees of Meadows back in 2003. In the 11 years since, the organization has thrived and grown like crazy in an era where most healthcare facilities have been forced to cut staff and services as they try and compete in the modern healthcare market.
Agape (pronounced ah-ga-pe) Construction Company, a Christian family owned business, is a design and build firm that focuses on residential projects in the St. Louis, MO, area. Founded in 1985 by Kevin O’Brien in the basement of his home as a one-man show, the company grew to 30 employees (including the addition of his wife Amy in 2004) before paring back to 15 employees as a way to survive the Great Recession of 2008, which claimed many similar companies across the country.
Dr. Calvin Clarke opened Clarke EyeCare Center in Wichita Falls, Texas, back in 1973. His son, Danny, and his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth – who met each other at optometry school – then joined the practice in 1995. 1n 2010, the younger Clarkes bought the business - which provides optometry services, prescription glasses and contact lenses - though the senior Dr. Clarke continues to see patients. The Clarkes began playing The Great Game of Business a few months after the change in ownership.Continue to Case Study » 12.16.13 / All-Star Award Winner, Award Winner, Construction, Cost Reduction, Efficiency, Rewards & Incentives
Woodward Printing Services (WPS) – a division of Woodward Communications – is a full-service, progressive printing company that specializes in high-quality web and sheet-fed printing, mailing and delivery. To date, WPS is the only one of Woodward’s six divisions to have opened their books, but their early success has sparked Tom Woodward, great-grandson of the company’s founder and current president and CEO, to think about expanding it throughout the company. “From my seat, the Great Game of Business fits nicely into our participative culture and family atmosphere, which dates back 100 years,” says Woodward.
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