27 employee ownership stories (and counting)

John Dye gave away 75% of the business to employees and quadrupled sales in the process. Story here

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Publishing company sets up Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 36 employees join automatically, owner stays on as CEO and Chairman for the foreseeable. Story here

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Rex Lytle sold the sign manufacture and installation business that has been in his family for 70 years, to his employees. Story here.

 

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Roger and Janice Moore started and grew their fast-food brand to 27 locations. They sold 18 of them into an ESOP. Story here

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NCC Automation Systems used an ESOP to dramatically improve their corporate culture. Story here

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Building business founded in 1903 becomes 100% employee owned. Story here.  

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Employee-owned architectural firm wins Top Workplace Award. Story here

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NZ government-owned enterprise spun-out and becomes an employee-owned business. Story here

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HM Revenue and Customs data shows employees appreciate share ownership more than a cash bonus, and understand its long-term nature. Story here

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Employee-owned brewery. Story here

Employees purchase ownership of the nursery they work at. Story here

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85-year-old safety equipment distributor firm celebrates 20 years of employee ownership. Story here

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Agricultural equipment supplier becomes 100% employee-owned. Story here.

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Kenyan cement making company becomes 15% owned by employees. Shares surge, employee-owners now among the wealthiest workers in Kenya. Story here.

 

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Metal fabricator has employee-owners, many with $100,000 worth in stock, some with $1M worth. Company benefits by these people having an owner mentality. Story here.  

Engineering firm becomes 100% employee-owned. Story here.  

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Employee-owned brewery expands from niche to national presence. Story here

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Overwhelmingly positive impact on this logistics solutions firm by introducing an ESOP. Story here

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World's largest bee supplier passes ownership of company onto 450 employees. Story here

Building company thrives in recessionary market, touts superior service from employee-owners as the reason. Story here

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Starbucks thriving in China where McDonalds, Coca-Cola and Google failed. One reason - employee ownership benefits. Story here

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Recently closed restaurant relaunching under employee-ownership. Story here

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Software company to trucking sector becomes 100% employee-owned. Story here

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Engineering company becomes first ever Korean employee-owned company. Story here

Employee-owned grocery chain acquires competitor. Story here

Financial services firm uses employee ownership as a tool to retain key employees. Story here

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Employee-owned medical device manufacturer grows 49% in 3 years, makes Fastest Growing Companies List for the sixth time. Story here