Franklin Empire Breaks Ground,
Opens New Location Toronto-based Franklin Empire re- cently announced the ground break- ing of the warehouse expansion to its main GTA distribution center. This 22,000-square-foot addition, sched- uled to open in September, will bring the total facility to 70,000 square feet.
The company also opened its 22nd location—this one in Gatineau, Que- bec. Nicolas Tremblay manages the new branch.
Eaton Employees Volunteer at
Camp George L. Forbes More than 350 Eaton employees re- cently volunteered at Cleveland’s
Camp George L. Forbes. Over the course of the two-day event, employ- ees from six Eaton Greater Cleveland locations completed 50 projects— including painting residential cabins, building benches and cabinets, up- grading to energy-efficient lighting, landscaping, installing a low ropes course, building a fire circle, and building boat storage.
EYE Lighting Employees Work
to Beautify Crossroads Garden EYE Lighting was one of nearly 60 volunteer organizations that agreed to help out with more than 100 com- munity project requests submitted for the 25th annual Day of Caring coordinated by United Way of Lake County, Ohio. EYE Lighting employees helped to enhance landscaping at Crossroads, a behavioral health agency, by cleaning up outside and adding fresh mulch to the walkway through the tranquility garden. This was the sixth year EYE Lighting employees volunteered their construction and gardening skills to help organizations and businesses within Lake County. From left: Sean Trainor, operations manager; Michael Almeida, general manager; Cliff Back- man, vice president; Sean Bernard, contractor sales manager; and Fred Leon, automation sales manager, break ground on Franklin Empire’s new warehouse expansion.
F.D. LAWRENCE ELECTRIC IS A 2017 TOP
WORKPLACE AWARD WINNER
F.D. Lawrence Electric, headquartered in Exton, Pa., has
been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by the
Cincinnati Enquirer. This achievement marks the fourth year in
a row that the company has been recognized with this
award. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the
results of an employee feedback survey administered by
GRAYBAR NAMED A TOP WORKPLACE IN ST. LOUIS,
INDIANAPOLIS, AND CALIFORNIA BAY AREA
St. Louis-based Graybar was recently named to Top Work-
places lists by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bay Area news-
group, and Indianapolis Star. Graybar also received a
Top Workplace program. The ranking is based on employ-
ees’ responses to a series of questions about the company,
including its leadership, career opportunities, training,
compensation, and benefits.
STAR TRIBUNE NAMES WERNER ELECTRIC
A 2017 TOP 150 WORKPLACE
Cottage Grove, Minnesota-headquartered Werner Electric
has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. Werner is one of only 10 companies to have won this award for eight consecutive years.
The award recognizes the most progressive companies in
Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health, and satisfaction.