King Arthur Flour Selected as Top Small Workplaces Finalist

Employee-Owned Baking Resource is Among 35 Organizations Selected by the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces

King Arthur Flour of Norwich, VT, was announced this week as a finalist in the 2008 Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces Top Small Workplaces recognition program. The employee-owned company is among 35 finalists selected from a pool of 406 applicants.

The Top Small Workplaces recognition identifies exceptional employers that foster teamwork, flexibility, high productivity and innovation while also treating their employees with respect, providing opportunities for professional growth and advancement, and providing benefits, both traditional and nontraditional, that make the employee experience better. Each candidate is a North American organization that is independent, has no more than $200 million in annual revenues, has 500 or fewer employees and has been in business for at least five years.

The Top Small Workplaces will be announced and featured in the October 13, 2008, Wall Street Journal Report on Small Business, and honored at a Top Small Workplaces Conference & Celebration sponsored by Winning Workplaces on October 14 and 15 in Chicago. Winning workplaces are selected based on both metrics and qualitative assessment of their success in creating workplaces that nurture, challenge and reward employees.

For more information on the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces Top Small Workplaces recognition program, visit winningworkplaces.org.

America’s oldest flour company, King Arthur Flour has grown from a regional staple to a brand known nationwide not only for its high-quality flours but for its passion in sharing the joy of baking; from a small mail-order business with five employees in 1990 to the premier baking resource with nearly 200 employees today; from a family-owned operation for five generations to a 100 percent employee-owned business. King Arthur Flour received the Outstanding Vermont Business Award in 2006, the Best Place to Work in Vermont Award in 2006 and 2007, and the Better Business Bureau Local Torch Award for Excellence in 2006. King Arthur Flour offers more than 1,000 professional-grade baking tools and ingredients through its catalogue, online at kingarthurflour.com, and at The Baker’s Store in Norwich, VT Through its products, publications and national educational programs, King Arthur Flour continues to strive toward its mission: To be a creative and profitable company that’s a product, information, and education resource for, and inspiration to, bakers worldwide.