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Browsing: cost-reduction

Fresno First Bank

Company Background

Fresno First Bank is a community bank started in 2005 that is dedicated to meeting the banking needs of businesses, professionals, and successful individuals in central California. The bank’s board of directors wanted to find a way to increase its bottom line by reducing expenses.

Continue to Case Study » 10.09.2015 / All-Star Award Winner, Professional Services, Rewards & Incentives, Cost Reduction

Induction Heat Treating Corp.

Company Background

Induction Heat Treating Corp. hardens steel products through the induction heating process for customers in the automotive, construction, agricultural, and military sectors. The company was searching for a solution to help improve profits.

Continue to Case Study » 10.09.2015 / manufacturing, Rewards & Incentives, Cost Reduction, Rookie of the Year Finalist

AEP SWEPCO Pirkey Power Plant

Company Background

The H.W. Pirkey Power Plant, located in Hallsville, Texas, has been providing low-cost, reliable power to its customers since 1985. The plant’s operators were looking for a way to reduce costs through employee engagement.

Continue to Case Study » 10.09.2015 / Energy, All-Star Award Winner, Cost Reduction, Buy-In

Stalcop, LLC

Company Background

Stalcop is a manufacturer of cold-formed metal with a special expertise and focus in copper components. They were looking for a way to re-engage their employees by creating transparency, opening new lines of communication and repairing damaged customer relationships.

Continue to Case Study » 10.09.2015 / manufacturing, Cost Reduction, Buy-In, Rookie of the Year Finalist

Willoway Nurseries

Company Background

Willoway Nurseries is a wholesale grower of trees, shrubs, perennials and seasonal color crops that ships to retailers and contractors in 26 states. The company was searching for a way to operate leaner and to get its workforce, employees in the field and in the back-office, on the same page.

Continue to Case Study » 10.09.2015 / communication, Cost Reduction, Rookie of the Year Finalist, Agriculture

Jim’s Formal Wear

Company Background

Launched in 1964 with a modest supply of black and white tuxedos, Jim’s Formal Wear (Trenton IL) has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most respected merchandisers of tuxedos, special-occasion finery, and accessories. Today, the company’s 500 employees, who operate 8 regional distribution centers and 16 retail stores, service nearly 4,000 dealers—mostly mom-and- pop bridal and tuxedo shops. Jim’s generates annual revenue of $35 million.

Continue to Case Study » 05.28.2014 / communication, Hall of Fame Inductee, Wholesale Trade, Cost Reduction

Kindermusik International

Company Background

Kindermusik International (Greensboro, NC) is an award-winning provider of innovative music-education programs for young children (up to age 7) and their parents and caregivers. Its 5,200 licensed educators in 35 countries teach music and movement classes using Kindermusik’s own age-appropriate lesson plans, books, audio CDs, instruments, games, and other activities. The 25-year-old company is managed by its 55 enthusiastic employee-owners.

Continue to Case Study » 05.28.2014 / communication, Rewards & Incentives, Cost Reduction, All-Star Award Finalist, Education

Comfort Supply

Company Background

Nashville-based Comfort Supply, an $8-million wholesale distributor for the HVAC industry, proudly serves the building contractors of central Tennessee and beyond. The company’s 18 highly skilled business people help contractors and dealers become more profitable and successful by providing them with tools, training, marketing solutions and other value-added services that save time, energy and money.

Continue to Case Study » 05.28.2014 / Wholesale Trade, Cost Reduction, All-Star Award Finalist, Buy-In

Clarke EyeCare Center

Company Background

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. In 2010, the younger Clarke's bought the business - which provides optometry services, prescription glasses and contact lens - though the senior Dr. Clarke continues to see patients. The Clarke's began playing The Great Game of Business a few months after the change in ownership.

Continue to Case Study » 05.23.2014 / All-Star Award Winner, Professional Services, Rewards & Incentives, Cost Reduction

National Center for Employee Ownership

Company Background

Founded by Corey Rosen back in 1981, The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) is a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information and research on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), equity compensation plans such as stock options, and ownership culture. Rosen says he started playing the GGOB back in 1984 after reading about it in an issue of Inc. magazine. “I knew right away that the GGOB was a perfect fit for the way we wanted to operate,” says Rosen, who was succeeded as the director of the NCEO by Loren Rodgers in April 2011.

Continue to Case Study » 05.23.2014 / Administrative Services, Hall of Fame Inductee, Rewards & Incentives, Award Winner, Cost Reduction
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