Flexible and strong Wahpeton manufacturing plant continues to deliver, Article in Prairie Business Magazine
Rod shared with the magazine's editor, Carrie McDermott, information about the unique and strong company culture at the production facility:
“I like to say it’s all about heart count, not head count,” Koch said.
The employees are a work family, he said, and encouraged to make suggestions for improvements and efficiencies. They’re the experts on the floor. In fact, about 75% of ideas are put into practice and to date, Koch said there’s been more than 3,000 employee suggestions. Fostering that creativity is a benefit to employee and employer alike.
The article continues:
The employees like their jobs so much, many recommend the workplace to their friends. Approximately 90% of referrals came from other employees, he shared.
“That speaks to our culture here. We truly care. I truly care, at least, about everybody here. We pride ourselves on a diverse workforce because we hire great people. We just need people to come to work, put a smile on, be safe, make high-quality parts and have a little fun. If you love what you do, it won't seem like work,” Koch said.
To learn more about the plant's culture, read the complete article here.