Employee-Owned Companies

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Employee Ownership[edit]

The National Center for Employee Ownership https://www.nceo.org/employee-owned-companies/id/33/

How to Build an Employee-Owned Business

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/241522

King Arthur Flour[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur_Flour

"Sands, Taylor & Wood Company converted to an employee-owned business structure in 1996, and also changed its name to The King Arthur Flour Co., Inc., reflecting its principal brand."

"The employee-owned company has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont every year since the inception of the award in 2006."

via: http://magazine.good.is/articles/king-arthur-flour-s-workers-own-the-company

"They started with a 30 percent chunk of the company, then another 40 percent, and by 2004 the company was 100 percent employee-owned through a legal trust called an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)."

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/about/history.html

https://www.bcorporation.net/community/king-arthur-flour-company

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB122347733961315417

Breweries[edit]

New Belgium

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Belgium_Brewing_Company

http://www.wetheowners.com/

http://www.newbelgium.com/

http://www.newbelgium.com/community/Blog/13-01-16/We-are-100-Employee-Owned.aspx

http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestreptalks/2015/05/05/kim-jordan-on-why-employee-owned-new-belgium-brewing-isnt-worried-about-a-craft-beer-bubble/

Harpoon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpoon_Brewery

http://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/harpoon-brewery-an-employee-owned-company.193536/

http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/blog/368885/what-employee-ownership-means-to-harpoon-brewery

http://www.brewbound.com/news/2014/the-ins-and-outs-of-esops

http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/

http://www.brewbound.com/news/press-clips-harpoon-plans-100-percent-employee-ownership

Full Sail (NOT ANYMORE)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Sail_Brewing_Company

http://www.fullsailbrewing.com/

"Full Sail became employee-owned in July 1999 through an employee stock ownership plan with the 47 employees. In March 2015, the employees voted to sell to Oregon Craft Brewers Co., a local investment group formed by San Francisco-based private equity firm Encore Consumer Capital."