CHICAGO — May 15, 2017 — Redwood Logistics (Redwood), a top-100 3PL provider and one of the fastest growing logistics companies in North America, was recently named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Illinois for the fifth year in a row. The awards program began in 2006 and is promoted by the Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, MRA-The Management Association, the Small Business Advocacy Council, the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group.
“One of our primary measures of success is employee happiness and overall company culture,” said Todd Berger, president and CEO of Redwood. “We are so pleased that the team’s dedication to a positive work environment and employee appreciation has again garnered us recognition.”
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois. The 2017 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is made up of 29 companies in the small employer category (15 to 99 U.S. employees), 25 companies in the medium employer category (100 to 499 U.S. employees) and 21 companies in the large employer category (500 or more U.S. employees). Redwood has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois in the medium category.
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- have at least 15 employees working in Illinois
- be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity
- be a publicly or privately held business
- have a facility in the state of Illinois
- be in business a minimum of one year
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Illinois and also analyzed the data and used its expertise to determine the final rankings.
Redwood Logistics will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Illinois awards ceremony coordinated by the Daily Herald Business Ledger on May 18 and will be profiled in a special publication on June 26. The final rankings will be announced at the event and on the newspaper’s website.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Illinois program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkinIL.com or contact Jennifer Aquiler at (717) 909-1570, ext. 3244.
About Redwood Logistics
Chicago-based Redwood Logistics is a next-generation, strategically integrated logistics provider that believes every company’s needs are unique. For more than 15 years, the company has been providing solutions for moving and managing freight and sharing its knowledge across North America. Redwood helps its customers be more successful in their end markets by applying talented and motivated people, proven processes and cutting-edge technologies to optimize their supply chain management efforts.
For more information, please visit us at www.redwoodlogistics.com.