ABC Supply Repeats as Gallup Great Workplace Award Winner

Posted April 1, 2008

BELOIT, Wis. – For the second consecutive year, ABC Supply Co. Inc. has been honored with a Gallup Great Workplace Award.  The company is one of only 20 worldwide to receive the 2008 award.

The Gallup Great Workplace Awards recognize the best-performing workforces in the world and are based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted.  Companies considered for the award were evaluated by a panel of workplace experts, who compared each company’s results to those of thousands of work teams all over the world, using Gallup’s massive data base.  The 2008 awards will be presented at the Gallup Summit on May 14 in Omaha, Neb.

ABC Supply is among the award winners because its results demonstrate that it has one of the most productive and engaged workforces in the world.  Other 2008 winners include such familiar names as The Campbell Soup Company and Marriott Vacation Clubs (also second-year winners), CarMax Inc. and Country Inns & Suites by Carlson. 

“The winners of this award have established a new global standard for engaging people,” said Tom Rath, who leads Gallup’s Workplace and Leadership Consulting practice.  “When compared to all of the workgroups we have studied around the world, the awardees have worked tirelessly to create an environment that values people.  They go far beyond the trivial perks to ensure that each person has an emotional connection to the company’s mission and growth.”

“We are humbled to again stand alongside such an outstanding group of companies,” said David Luck, chief executive officer and president of ABC Supply.  “This award belongs to our 5,800 associates across the United States.  They make ABC Supply a great place to work.  They come in every day committed to helping our customers succeed by treating them with respect and making it easy for them to do their jobs.”

“It was always Ken Hendricks’ dream that ABC Supply would become the best company in America to work for,” Luck continued, referring to ABC Supply’s founder, who died in December 2007.  “He was so proud to receive this award last year and would have been thrilled to be recognized again.  We will accept this award in his honor and celebrate collectively this milestone on the road to achieving his goal.”

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products.  It operates 380 branches in 46 states and the District of Columbia.