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Flexco Named One of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”

July 15, 2010

Downers Grove-based Flexco is proud to announce that it has once again been selected as one of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2010. Flexco and other winning companies will be honored by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) on Monday, August 2, 2010 at the Oak Brook Marriott.

“We are excited to receive this honor for the third straight year,” said Krista Howland, Flexco human resources manager – North America. “Each and every year, we review our policies and procedures to ensure that our employees are our No. 1 priority, and this recognition reinforces our belief that Flexco is a great place to work.”

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories, as well as random employee surveys. These categories include: Communication, Community Initiatives, Compensation and Benefits, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Employee Education and Development, Employee Engagement and Commitment, Recognition and Retention, Recruitment and Selection, Small Business, and Work-Life Balance.


Flexco Human Resources Manager – North America Krista Howland (third from the left) accepted the “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” award on behalf of Flexco. 

Flexco focuses on six major aspects of an employee’s life: Family, Communications, Wellness, Improving Processes, Safety, and Learning. Flexco is also very supportive of the growth and development of its employees, recognizing that professional growth enhances motivation, increases engagement, and can lead to personal and professional satisfaction.

 “At Flexco, employees are our best asset and our goal is to recruit and retain great people – those who thrive on challenge and are passionate about making a difference,” said Howland. “We focus on benefits and programs that are comprehensive, offer flexibility, and enhance our employee’s work-life balance.”

The winning 101 companies also vie for 10 elite awards, one granted for each category. An overall winner, who has excelled in all categories, will be honored with a “Best of the Best” award. These award winners will be announced during the luncheon. For information on the awards program, visit

“The selection, recognition and awarding of this year’s 101 companies allows our organization to showcase their best practices. The honorees have clearly demonstrated why each of them would be an ideal place for employees to work. Companies that capitalize on their greatest resource—their employees—know how to attract and retain top talent,” said Jennifer Kluge, President of NABR.

Flexco is a privately-owned company that has been in business for more than 100 years, enhancing belt conveyor productivity around the globe with a variety of products and services. For more information on Flexco, log on to or call 630-971-0150.

About National Association for Business Resources
Based in Warren, Mich., the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) is a business
organization of small to medium-sized businesses, representing more than 20,000 members who employ over 200,0000 persons nationally. Member businesses receive numerous benefits including free legal and financial consultations; discounted technology, automotive and office products; employee training and recruitment assistance; and competitive insurance rates. Visit NABR online at

About Flexco
Flexco provides the world's belt conveyors with efficient, safe products, services, and solutions for mechanical splicing, belt cleaning, belt tracking, spillage, and slippage. The company is based in Downers Grove, Illinois and operates subsidiaries in Australia, China, England, Germany, India, Mexico, Singapore and South Africa. Flexco markets its broad line of products through a worldwide network of distributors, under the Flexco®, Mineline®, Rockline®, and Eliminator® brand names.

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