Jamplast Inc. describes itself as having "a family culture that can't be found anywhere else." It even calls its team "the JamFam."
Based in Ellisville, Mo., Jamplast is a plastic raw material distributor of biopolymers, engineering polymers and commodity-grade thermoplastics.
The company honors its own employees through different recognition programs, including awards for the monthly top sales representative and broken milestones. The Jamplast Spotlight highlights a team member that goes above and beyond.
Fun activities for employees include golfing, cornhole games, holiday parties and virtual happy hours. Employee birthdays and work anniversaries are shared on the company's social media.
Asked what makes Jamplast a great place to work, employees said "flexibility to work when needed to get the job done," "the fact that leadership trusts and encourages us to make decisions and make mistakes" and "team outings and family environment." Erika Westrich, sales coordinator, said she loves working with the team.
"I also love the fact that I am a part of many areas of our business and am able to be involved in multiple projects," she said.
Westrich said the company has "worked hard over the years to provide a great work environment and team/family atmosphere."
"We are humbled by this award. The word 'asset' is not only synonymous with our employees, but also all of our business partners," Jamplast said. "We would like to thank each and every employee for their hard work and devotion. Without them, we wouldn't be one of the Best Places to Work. … Have you seen someone light up when he or she tells you what they do? We are proud to say that you are likely talking to a Jamplast employee. We sparkle because we are dedicated to exceeding our suppliers' and customers' expectations and helping you feel like you're a part of the JamFam — because you are."