Awards and recognition

We’re proud of the recognition our Associates have helped us receive and invite you to take a closer look.

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Company culture

Adoption Friendly Workplace
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (2009)

America’s Best Midsize Employers
Forbes Magazine (2018)

America’s Top 25 Most Successful Small Manufacturers
Industry Week Magazine (1998)

Best Company to Work For
Business NH Magazine and New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003*, 2004*, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010*, 2011*, 2012, 2013, 2014) *Hall of Fame

Best Companies to Work For
Fortune Magazine (2002)

Best Place to Work in America
Great Place to Work Institute (2007, 2008)

Business Innovator of the Year Leadership Award
Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce (2018)

Business Leadership Award
Dartmouth Hitchcock Partners for Community Wellness (2015)

ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Award for Communications Excellence
ESOP Association (2008)

Employee Owned Company of the Year
ESOP Association, New England Chapter (2019)

Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite
American Heart Association (2015)

Innovations in Employee Ownership Award
National Center for Employee Ownership (2014)

Outstanding Achievement Award
New Hampshire Governor’s Council on Physical Activity and Health (2012)

Volunteer Protection Program Certification
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (2016)

World’s Most Democratic Workplaces
WorldBlu (2009)

Work-Based Learning, Overall Champion
New Hampshire Department of Education (2018)

Community and environment

Business of the Year
Business NH Magazine (2011)

Certified Wildlife Habitat
National Wildlife Federation (2011)

Communitas Award for leadership excellence in community service and corporate social responsibility
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (2015)

Cornerstone Award and Hall of Fame for exemplifying the concepts of corporate social responsibility
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (2009, 2013*, 2016*, 2020)

Corporate Spirit of Service Award
Corporation for National and Community Service (2006)

Environmental Merit Award
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2017)

Green Business of the Year
Sustainable Hanover (2012)

Green Power Leadership Award
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2015)

Green Power Leadership Club
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2014)

Green Power Partner
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2013)

Lean & Green Award
Business NH Magazine (2012)

LEED Gold Certification, 71 Heater Road
U.S. Green Building Council (2014)

Manufacturer of the Year for exceptional recycling and waste management
Northeast Resource Recovery Association (2013)

NH Sustainability Awards Cornerstone Innovator,
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (2020)

Outstanding Support of the Arts
NH Business Committee for the Arts (2013)

Partnerships for Innovation Award with Casella Waste Systems for work and innovation around industrial recycling and waste reduction
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (2016)

Smart Commute Workplace of the Year
Upper Valley Transportation Management Association (2012)

Spirit of New Hampshire Outstanding Business Champion
Volunteer New Hampshire (2013)

Spirit of New Hampshire Pillar Award
Volunteer New Hampshire (2015)

Spirit of New Hampshire Volunteer Program Champion Award
Volunteer New Hampshire (2011, 2019)

Trowbridge Award for Excellence in Community Service
National Association of Manufacturers (2008)

Workplace Commuter Challenge Award Macro Category
Go Vermont collaborative within Vermont Agency of Transportation (2013)

World's Most Ethical Company
Ethisphere Institute (2015, 2016)

*Hall of Fame

Products and people

#1 Cutting Brand
Metal Center News Magazine, Steel Service Center Executives Readers’ Poll (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2020)

Entrepreneur of the Year
New Hampshire High Technology Council (1993)

Metalworking Innovation Award, ArcGlide THC
Ringier Trade Media (2011)

Presidential “Award of Excellence” to Hypertherm co-founder Dick Couch
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (2013)

Women in Manufacturing, Step Ahead Award
The Manufacturing Institute (2017, 2018)