Wauconda, Ill.-based Progressive Components took home the top honor for Best Places to Work — presented March 6 in Naples, Fla., at the Plastics News Executive Forum — for its well-rounded excellence in charity and community service efforts, wellness benefits, sustainable and green practices, career development initiatives and employee appreciation perks.
With nearly 70 employees, Progressive Components bills itself as "the only American-owned, independently operated source for components and software for injection mold builders and molders."
"We are humbled to be recognized by our industry peers as a Best Place to Work," Chairman Don Starkey said in an email statement. "Our employees (or 'Procompers,' as we call ourselves) are our key competitive advantage. I can't say enough about the people I work with. Our customers are the beneficiaries of being served by highly engaged individuals and teams who share a common set of core values and a unified vision."