It’s official — for the second year in a row, Plastics News has recognized M. Holland as one of the Best Places to Work. This year, M. Holland ranked third among 15 finalists, moving up from fourth place last year. Winners were determined based on in-depth employee surveys and employer feedback.
Ed Holland, CEO, accepted the award earlier this month at the Plastics News Executive Forum in Naples, Florida. During the ceremony, Holland shared a bit about what sets Mployees apart:
“Our people are our greatest asset. They’re fun, they’re exciting and they work hard. It is my pleasure to have the opportunity to be at the helm of this great group of people,” he said. “We’re proud to be a family-owned business where it doesn’t matter what your last name is. When you join M. Holland, you’re part of the family.”
The company has also been recognized outside of the plastics industry. Crain’s Chicago named M. Holland among the top 100 Best Places to Work in 2019. This recognition signifies the ways M. Holland is standing out in the Chicago area, in the plastics industry and beyond.
Strength in Culture
Over the past few years, M. Holland has implemented progressive changes across the board. The company prioritizes continuing education and learning as part of M. Holland University, the Commercial Development Program and summer internships. These initiatives extend opportunities for personal and professional growth to new and existing Mployees. In June 2018, the company also opened an office in downtown Chicago to stay competitive and retain best-in-class talent.
Mployees say they are proud to work at M. Holland for multiple reasons. Aside from the competitive compensation and benefits package, the company offers recognition programs, training and mentorship opportunities, social outings and charitable initiatives. All of these are contributing factors to the company’s inviting, warm and fun culture.
Mployees are talented, kind and hardworking. They appreciate how M. Holland lives its eight core values from the top down. These principles resonate throughout the entire organization from executive-level meetings to client interactions to emails between coworkers. This commitment combined with an energized work environment fosters a culture that is distinct from other companies.
A deep commitment to personal relationships has formed the core of the company’s heritage, culture and vision. Throughout the company’s history, the people at M. Holland have always been a key part of its success.
“M. Holland provides an exceptional company culture where employees can do great work. Earning this honor — and moving up from 2018 — validates these efforts,” said Patty Berman, director of human resources. “The nomination process allows M. Holland a great opportunity to identify what’s working and how to improve. Going forward, M. Holland is optimistic about staying on this list for many years to come.”
Who Is M. Holland?
M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resin, providing suppliers the most strategic channels to market, offering innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions to its clients, and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since M. Holland was founded nearly 70 years ago, the company has expanded to over 300+ Mployees and serves 44 countries across key market segments.
The annual Best Places to Work awards are administered by an independent research firm based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, that specializes in identifying great places to work, conducts the surveys, analyzes the data and manages the process, while Plastics News announces and publishes the winners.
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