AutomationDirect Ranked as Atlanta’s Top Midsize Workplace

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  Jun 5, 2012 — Cumming, GA – AutomationDirect has been named Metro Atlanta’s Top Midsize Workplace by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Employees voted the company to the top position in the medium-size company category by completing an online survey. The Atlanta Journal Constitution, partnered with Workplace Dynamics, hosted the survey which focused on specific categories relating to a company’s workplace culture; the survey covered areas such as company direction, workplace conditions, execution, management, career, and pay and benefits.

In order to be considered a finalist, each company must reach a minimum level of employee participation, based on its number of employees. Companies were then ranked and finalists chosen in each size category based on their overall composite score. Winners were chosen based strictly on the results of the survey. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, winners are, in essence, chosen by the employees themselves. This year, approximately 1,000 companies were nominated.

Additionally, company captain Tim Hohmann was among the heads of three companies receiving the Leadership award, honoring those who lead by example.

Expressing gratitude, Hohmann says, “AutomationDirect has always strived to go against the ‘norm’ of the industry by rewarding and encouraging team members and making them feel important and valuable. It is our belief that if teamers love what they do, they’ll naturally take care of customers with the same dedication and enthusiasm that is given to them. And that proves true based on the many customer surveys we do.”

The most recent award reflects the ongoing excellence of AutomationDirect’s company culture. Previously, in 2011, AutomationDirect was recognized as the fourth in the top 25 best small and medium companies to work for in America by SHRM/Great Places to Work Institute. For this award, two-thirds of the organization’s score comes from employee survey responses; one-third of the score includes assessment of organization practices and perspectives from the leadership team.

Among their other recognitions, since 2001, the company has consistently been voted “Best in Service” by Control Design magazine readers.

Founded in 1994, AutomationDirect has grown from a small PLC company to a well-recognized name in the industrial automation market. The company now offers over 12,000 feature-packed products through its Online Automation superstore and 2,750-plus-page catalog. The company offers its customers high-quality automation products, which are often priced below the industry average, 24-hour order entry and same-day shipping on in-stock items, outstanding sales and technical support, and a 30-day money-back guarantee on almost every product. For a free catalog, access their Web site at or call 800-633-0405.
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