The National Center for Employee Ownership https://www.nceo.org/employee-owned-companies/id/33/
How to Build an Employee-Owned Business
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."
"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)."
Full Sail (NOT ANYMORE)
"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."