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Ace Hardware Named a 2018 Top Workplace by The Chicago Tribune

Employee feedback ranks Ace Hardware among top 10 companies to work for in Chicagoland

Ace Hardware is pleased to announce it has been named a 2018 Top Workplaces award recipient by The Chicago Tribune. The Top Workplace designation is based solely on employee feedback gathered from over 1,600 Ace Hardware team members through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection.

"We are incredibly proud to be ranked as a top 10 employer on the 2018 Top Workplaces list for the second consecutive year," said Kane Calamari, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Ace Hardware Corporation. “This recognition is a true honor made possible by our amazing team members who make Ace a great place to work every day.”

Ace Hardware team members graded the company particularly well in overall satisfaction, including organizational health and employee engagement. Specifically, Ace scored above the retail industry average for employee sentiment in terms of company values, direction, and meaningfulness of work.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover, and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

For information about Ace Hardware or employment at Ace’s corporate headquarters, please visit acehardware.com.


About Energage, LLCHeadquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage (formerly known as WorkplaceDynamics) is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 47,000 organizations representing well over 16 million employees in the United States.

About Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,200 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 65 countries. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities around the world and known as the place with the helpful hardware folks. For more information, visit acehardware.com or newsroom.acehardware.com.