ATC named to Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production list
PEWAUKEE, WIS. — American Transmission Co. is one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production, according to the global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine.
ATC ranked No. 8 on the list, a ranking based on employees’ own assessments of the trust they feel toward ATC’s leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with coworkers. The Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production as a group stand out for fair profit sharing, giving employees a measure of job security and low turnover.
“We are honored to again be named among the best places to work in the country,” said ATC President and CEO Mike Rowe. “It is especially meaningful to be recognized because it is our employees who put us on the list.”
ATC was selected based on evaluations by more than 34,900 randomly selected employees from companies in the manufacturing and production sector. The full category in which ATC participated was Manufacturing & Production/Energy Distribution, as it was the established category that came closest to encompassing ATC’s unique business model as a transmission-only utility. Pewaukee, Wis.-based ATC was formed in 2001 as the first multi-state, transmission-only utility in the country.
“The leading manufacturing and production companies know the game has changed,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “The best workplaces in the industry know they can’t just churn out their products with warm bodies. They need to focus on attracting and retaining top talent by putting people first, in a high-trust culture. That’s how they are winning in the market.”