ComGraphics, Inc. is a leading Chicago-based provider of transactional print and mail services, data and print management, document production, digital archival, disaster recovery and marketing support services. Founded in 1980, the Company delivers a broad portfolio of integrated services across the entire document life cycle and provides effective document outsource solutions to a wide variety of industries.
ComGraphics, Inc. has sold common stock to the ComGraphics, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Narragansett Jewelry Company (d/b/a C&J Jewelry Co.)
C&J Jewelry Co. is a fine jewelry manufacturing company with complete in-house process capability. Narragansett Jewelry Company (d/b/a C&J Jewelry Co.) has sold common stock to the Narragansett Jewelry Co., Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Trust
Barry Company Inc.
For more than 80 years, Barry Company has offered customers the highest quality and widest selection of plumbing and piping products.
Barry Company Inc. has sold common stock to the Barry Company Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Brian Tooley Racing, Inc.
Brian Tooley Racing, Inc. is an online auto parts retailer providing top quality performance parts.
Brian Tooley Racing has sold common stock to the Brian Tooley Racing, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Melink Corporation, founded in 1987, is a global provider of energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for commercial buildings.
Melink Corporation has sold common stock to the Melink Corporation Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
International Decorators Inc.
International Decorators is one of Northern Illinois’ largest commercial, industrial, and residential wall, ceiling and painting contractors.
International Decorators has sold common stock to the International Decorators Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Trust.
JBK Manufacturing & Development Co.
Founded in 1981, JBK Manufacturing & Development Co. is a supplier of precision tubular assemblies, machined parts and fabrications for aerospace, military, and other commercial applications.
JBK Manufacturing & Development Co. has sold common stock to the JBK Holding Company Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Haver Analytics, Inc.
Haver Analytics, Inc., located in New York, New York, provides time series data for the global strategy and research community via proprietary database software.
Haver Analytics has sold common stock to the Haver Analytics Employee Stock Ownership 401(k) Trust.
Forsythe Technology, Inc.
Forsythe Technology, Inc., founded in 1971, is a leading enterprise IT Solutions provider for Fortune 1000 organizations.
Forsythe Technology has been acquired by Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc.
Southern Imperial, Inc.
Southern Imperial, Inc. is one of the industry’s leading designers and manufacturers of store fixture hardware and retail display solutions. Located in Rockford, Illinois, the company has factories in Centerville, Georgia and Xiamen, China.
Southern Imperial was acquired by FFR Merchandising.
For over 50 years, Packard, Inc. is a master distributor in the HVACR industry. Headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, they have regional offices and independent manufacturers’ representatives from coast to coast.
Packard, Inc. has sold 100% of the common stock to the Packard, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Trust.
Novaspect Holdings, Inc.
Novaspect Holdings, Inc. (“Novaspect”), a leading provider of process management solutions, improves their customer’s performance through the innovative application of technology. Since 1936, they have been engineering, selling and servicing industrial process controls. Novaspect is an Emerson Automation Solutions Business Partner.
Novaspect Holdings, Inc. established the Novaspect Holdings, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Trust.
McKinney Communications Corp.
McKinney Communications Corp., located in Birmingham, Alabama, is the holding company of several entities including Satellites Unlimited, Digital Electronic Supply and Pixsys Technologies.
McKinney Communications Corp. has established the McKinney Communications Corp. Employee Stock Ownership Trust.
Cornerstone Treatment Facilities Network
Cornerstone Treatment Facilities Network is a respected leader and innovator in the drug and alcohol treatment field, providing medical services for more than 40 years in New York. Cornerstone has been helping people change their lives by providing them with the tools for a healthy, happy and drug-free life.
Cornerstone Treatment Facilities Network established the Cornerstone Treatment Facilities Network Employee Stock Ownership Trust.
Van Horn Automotive Group Inc.
Since 1966, Van Horn Automotive Group has been a continuously family owned and operated dealer group serving the Wisconsin area. They are is driven to provide quality transportation and service at the best possible value to customers in their communities and around the country.
Van Horn Automotive Group established the Van Horn Automotive Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
BoDeans Holding Company
Headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa, BoDeans is the leading manufacturer of novelty ice cream cones, wafers and inclusions for the dairy pack channel. The BoDeans Baking Group includes Altesa, the largest ice cream cone producer in Mexico.
BoDeans Holding Company has been acquired by Joy Cone Company, Inc.
Headquartered in Seattle, Synapse is a product development and consultancy firm that works with some of the best companies in the world, such as Nike, Disney and Microsoft, to solve complex engineering challenges that transforms brands and accelerates advances in technology. Founded in 2002, Synapse has grown to be a pioneer in the field of product development.
Synapse was acquired by Cambridge Consultants, a division of the Altran Group.
Plastic Products Company, Inc.
Plastic Products Company, Inc. (“PPC” or the “Company”) is the 62nd largest plastic injection molding company in the U.S. providing outsourcing services for plastic, metal and ceramic injection molding throughout its 8 locations. It offers design, component sourcing, manufacturing, automation, decoration, packaging, fulfillment and distribution services. The Company serves the appliance, automotive, building products, consumer and other markets. PPC was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Lindstrom, Minnesota.
In October 2013, the Company completed an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) transaction for 100% of the Company’s stock.
Harlow-HRK Sales & Marketing
For nearly 30 years, Harlow-HRK Sales & Marketing has provided comprehensive sales, marketing, analytical, distribution and retail support to manufacturers in the natural, organic and specialty food industry. Over 600 brands the company represents benefit from the strategic advantage such highly focused expertise affords.
Harlow-HRK Sales & Marketing has sold common stock to the Harlow-HRK Sales & Marketing, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Trust.
Oconomowoc Residential Programs
Oconomowoc Residential Programs, Inc. (ORP) is an employee-owned family of companies making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. With service locations throughout Wisconsin and Indiana, their dedicated staff of more than 2,000 people provides quality services and professional care to more than 1,500 children, adolescents, and adults with significant needs.
Oconomowoc Residential Programs, Inc. has sold common stock to the Oconomowoc Residential Programs, Inc. Employee Stock Program.
D&S Manufacturing was established in 1965 when James Dougherty purchased a local welding and repair shop. D&S Manufacturing provides metal fabrications to original equipment manufacturers of construction, agricultural and railroad equipment, commercial air conditioning systems, military vehicles, wastewater treatment equipment and more.
D&S Manufacturing established the D&S Manufacturing Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Urschel Laboratories has been designing and manufacturing precision industrial cutting machinery since 1910 when inventor/founder, William Urschel, established the Company. Today, Urschel Laboratories is the largest food cutting machine manufacturer in the world.
Urschel Laboratories has established the Urschel Laboratories, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Rockwood Asset Management
Rockwood was founded in 2004 and is led by Scott Zajac, a veteran in the venture capital and private equity industry. Over the last 30 years, Mr. Zajac has executed on numerous transactions providing extensive and innovative funding solutions to companies in the Midwest and throughout the United States.
Rockwood Asset Management has established the Rockwood Asset Management Employee Stock Ownership Trust.
Odell Brewing Company
Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people.
Odell Brewing Company has established the Odell Brewing Company Co-Worker Stock Ownership Plan
J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc
J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc. (J&R) was founded by Gerald (Jerry) and Richard (Rich) Schugel in 1974 and provided truckload carrier services in the upper Midwest region of the U.S. Today, J&R provides quality truckload carrier services nationwide.
J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc. has established the J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Trust.
Steve Silver Co.
Steve Silver Company is a global low-cost leader in casual dining and occasional furniture. The company operates from a 500,000 square foot, state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution facility. The company is headquartered in Forney, TX, just outside Dallas, with extensive overseas sourcing and quality control expertise and more than 60 people on the ground in five different Asian offices.
Steve Silver Co. has established the Steve Silver Co. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc.
DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. improves productivity and delivers operational advantages to its clients by helping them move their business decision points closer to their customers. They accomplish this by making enterprise software applications accessible to the front-line worker anytime, anywhere. DecisionPoint utilizes all the latest wireless, mobility, and software development technologies.
Decisionpoint Systems has merged with Comamtech Inc.
State Bank of Cross Plains
Since 1908, the State Bank of Cross Plains has been dedicated to providing financial advice and dedicated service to the residents, businesses and communities of Dane County, Wisconsin.
State Bank of Cross Plains has established the State Bank of Cross Plains Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Sta-Home Health & Hospice
Sta-Home Health & Hospice is a Mississippi home health & hospice provider and serves 46 counties within Mississippi, including Newton, Scott & Lauderdale Counties. Their mission is to provide home health and hospice services that optimize patients’ independence, comfort, and dignity in the privacy of their homes.
Sta-Home Health & Hospice has established the Sta-Home Health & Hospice Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Shift Communications - SHIFT Communications is an award-winning, privately held national public relations firm that represents some of the best-known enterprise and consumer technology brands, including T-Mobile, PG&E, H&R Block and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau as well as numerous groundbreaking startups. SHIFT Communications' 100+ employees are located in the Boston, San Francisco, New York and Austin metros.
Shift Communications has sold common stock to the SHIFT Communications Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Shiel Sexton Company
In 1962, Shiel Sexton was founded on the principle that the value of a contractor should be based on more than the orchestration of manpower, materials and equipment. Shiel Sexton specializes in construction management, general contracting and design-build services.
Shiel Sexton Company, Inc. has established the Shiel Sexton Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Payzone Directional Services, Inc.
Payzone Directional Services is a full services directional company offering expertise in Vertical Control applications to Multi-Laterals, and everything in between. They have been delivering industry-leading service quality to energy partners since 2006. The company launched initial operations in the Rocky Mountain region, and has since branched out to service all major basins across the lower 48 states.
Payzone Directional Services, Inc. has established the Payzone Directional Services, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Paschall Truck Lines, Inc.
Paschall Truck Lines has developed an enviable reputation in the trucking industry with over 70 years of performance on America’s roads. Since the beginning, they have provided reliable, efficient and professional transport solutions throughout the United States.
Paschall Truck Lines, Inc. has established the Paschall Truck Lines, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Ned Davis Research
Ned Davis Research helps investment management firms make better decisions with unbiased, insightful and risk appropriate market and global economic data and analysis. In 1980, Ned Davis founded a new investment research group based on his fundamental belief that making money was more important than being right.
Ned Davis Research was acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. Prairie served as the exclusive financial advisor to the seller.
MATT Construction is a family- owned general contractor that has built some of the most memorable buildings in the western states.
MATT Construction has established the MATT Construction Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Mathematica Policy Research
Mathematica Policy Research is a pioneering nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving public well-being. Their 1,200+ experts conduct policy research, data collection and data analytics that meet the highest standards of quality and objectivity, working with decision makers across the public and private sectors.
Mathematica Policy Research has established the Mathematica Policy Research Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Long Haul Trucking
Situated just outside of Minneapolis, in Albertville, Minnesota, Long Haul Trucking proves dependability is the shortest route to customer satisfaction with on-time delivery, thoughtful service, competitive pricing, careful cargo handling and financial stability.
Long Haul Trucking has established the Long Haul Trucking Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Iowa Insulation, Inc. is an award-winning mechanical insulation contractor located in central Iowa. They specialize in commercial/industrial/process mechanical insulation systems that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Iowa Insulation has established the Iowa Insulation Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
The Harpoon Brewery was founded by beer lovers, Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary. In 1986, Harpoon was issued Brewing Permit #001 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts since it was the first brewery to brew commercially in Boston after a dormant period of about 25 years.
The shareholders of Harpoon Brewery have sold stock to the Harpoon Brewery Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Forsythe is a leading enterprise IT company, providing advisory services, security, hosting and technology solutions for Fortune 1000 organizations. Founded in 1971, Forsythe is privately held and 100-percent employee-owned, with nearly 1,000 employees in 40 locations and more than $1 billion in annual revenues.
Forsythe Technology, Inc. has sold common stock to the Forsythe Technology, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Founded in 1985 by Dale Carlsen, Sleep Train is the West Coast’s number one mattress retailer and number four nationwide.
Sleep Train has terminated the Sleep Train Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Country Curtains is a family and employee owned multi-channel company started in 1956 by Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick. They offer high quality ready-made curtains, accessories and accent pieces for the home.
Country Curtains has sold common stock to the Country Curtains Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Dynetics, Inc. provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions to the national security, cybersecurity, satellite, launch, automotive and critical infrastructure sectors. Their portfolio features highly specialized technical services and a range of software and hardware products, including components, subsystems and complex end-to-end systems. The company of 1,500 employee/owners is based in Huntsville, Ala., and has offices throughout the U.S.
Dynetics has sold common stock to the Dynetics, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
Atlas Energy, Inc.
Atlas Energy, Inc. operates as an independent developer and producer of natural gas and oil in the Appalachian, Michigan, and Illinois Basins.
Atlas Energy Inc. has been acquired by Chevron.
For more than 40 years, Telligen population health management solutions have improved the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare for consumers and providers. Telligen serves commercial clients and government programs at the federal, state and local level, improving health outcomes for millions of people nationwide.
Telligen, Inc. established the Telligen, Inc Employee Stock Ownership Plan
KeHE Distributors, LLC
KeHE Distributors is one of the oldest and most respected natural foods distributors in the industry. They were founded in 1953 and converted into an employee-owned company in 2001, are a state-of-the-art organization of 4,500 employee-owners and a vast 17 distribution center network across the U.S. and Canada.
KeHE Distributors has acquired Tree of Life.
Old Fort Banking
The Old Fort Banking Company is a locally owned and operated financial institution. Founded in 1916, by citizens of the village of Old Fort. Old Fort is an independent bank that operates through a community banking model that is the foundation for local decision making and provides the basis for client service that is reliable, responsive, competent and empathetic.
Old Fort Banking Company has established the Old Fort Banking Company Employee Stock Ownership Trust.
Dienen, Inc. is the parent company of SureStep, LLC and Midwest Orthotic Services, LLC. SureStep is a leading manufacturer of custom-made orthotic devices and devices to assist children with a wide range of mobility challenges. Midwest Orthotic Services operates eleven clinics providing orthotic and prosthetic services primarily to the pediatric market in Indiana, Kentucky, Texas, Missouri, and Illinois. The Company was founded in 2000 and is based in South Bend, Indiana.
Dienen, Inc. has established the Dienen, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
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