Tom James Company

Tom James Company

Employee ownership built into the fabric of a successful business A story about Tom James Company  Spencer Hays, the founder of Tom James Company, learned his love of finely made clothes from his grandmother, who was a seamstress. While living in Nashville, TN, in the...
Delta Pipeline, Inc.

Delta Pipeline, Inc.

Delta Pipeline, Inc. July 2020—Project Equity had a chance to connect with Craig Danley, President and CEO of Delta Pipeline, Inc., who knows how businesses can be affected by hard times. In 1989, when a recession caused a lot of companies to go out of business, the...
Optimax: An Employee Ownership Trust

Optimax: An Employee Ownership Trust

Optimax: An Employee Ownership Trust The Rochester, New York area has been home to many influential companies, including Bausch & Lomb, Eastman Kodak, Xerox, and Wegmans Food Markets. These companies hire hundreds of people each year and make an impact on their...
Burnett Specialists: The Perfect Solution

Burnett Specialists: The Perfect Solution

Burnett Specialists From woman-owned to 100% employee-owned This is the story of a company that gambled on itself and won. Over the last few decades, some industries have embraced employee ownership. Manufacturing, for instance, makes up 22% of all employee-owned...
Columbia Forest Products

Columbia Forest Products

Columbia Forest Products Overcoming challenges through teamwork, transparency and a culture powered by employee ownership The employee-owners at Columbia Forest Products have seen it all. Booms and busts, bull markets and bears, health scares, natural disasters and...