As a 100 percent employee stock ownership program company, each employee contributes to the growth of KI Industries Inc. and takes advantage of its retirement benefits. "The effort we put into the company is the effort we get in return from the ESOP valuation," the Berkeley, Ill.-based supplier of decorative appliance and automotive parts said.
The average KI employee has worked there for more than 13 years. The company's mottos include "If it's not fun, it's not worth doing" and "A team that eats together stays together."
Employees said KI treats them with respect, operates under a justice and dignity perspective at all times, and creates an opportunity for growth both personally and professionally.
"The KI goal is to develop long-term working relationships with customers based on trust, transparency and respect while enabling both parties to benefit from the relationship," it said. "We pride ourselves on a relentless drive for growth while maintaining a strong balance sheet ensuring that we will be here for the long run."
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