Company Name: Reflexite Corporation

Location: Avon, CT

Nature of Business: Manufacturing

Founded: 1970

Revenue: $85 million

Number of Employees: 492

Average Tenure: 11 years

The Reflexite Corporation has seen great success in operating what they call “The Management of Light.” Through the application of microprisms onto a variety of plastic substrates, Reflexite has brought optical engineering, microreplication, and polymer processing to wide markets in the U. S. and Asia. Sales have nearly doubled in the past five years, and their 484 employee-owners represent some of the most tenured staff in this year’s competition. Reflexite has maintained on ESOP program for over 20 years, and employees love it. It’s all open book at Reflexite, and company issues are hashed out openly in frequent “Town Meetings.” It’s here that all employees are asked to visibly stand at one end or the other of a debate while supplementary small group discussions further aid in communication of process details and concerns. There’s company support for programs from language courses to full MBA arrangements, and a 16-step hiring process ensures that it’s the truly entrepreneurial character that begins work with this corporation.

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