Discover the power
of employee ownership
Whether you own a manufacturing company, advise factory owners or want a thriving economy,
find out how employee ownership can work for you
Engage your employees, sell your business and preserve your legacy
Give your clients peace of mind and a fair market price for their businesses
Retain local businesses and create high quality jobs
Why is employee ownership a great option?
Are you a business owner in manufacturing looking for tools to retain employees or build a succession plan? Are you beginning to consider retiring or transitioning your business to another owner?
The perfect buyer for your company may be the ones you work with every day, and the perfect employee engagement strategy might be to give them a stake in your business’s future.
Sources: National Center for Employee Ownership, Democracy at Work Institute, 2018 National Longitudinal Survey, Rutgers University
Manufacturing and the Employee Ownership Trust model
Discover why Charlie Tilt chose an Employee Ownership Trust for his succession plan and what it means to, Ben Moe, one of the employees.
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Manufacturing industry events & webinars
“One of the downsides of selling your business to someone outside is that they can gut the culture, lay off staff, and reduce the quality of the product being produced and sold. An employee ownership model maintains the values and integrity of the product and the business."
Employee ownership as a strategy for business and workforce retention
Small, locally owned businesses are essential to our manufacturing economy and regional community vitality. Sixty percent of small- and medium-sized manufacturers have owners at or near retirement age. This threatens the future of almost 150,000 businesses and, with them, 3 million jobs.
Among the challenges factories face is keeping businesses and the jobs they provide rooted in the community, as the Silver Tsunami – the retirement of baby boomer business owners – impacts the region.
In our report, Employee ownership for Manufacturers, we highlight the growing number of cases in which employee ownership has been successfully used to strengthen small- and medium-sized American manufacturers.
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About Project Equity and our California partners
As a national organization, Project Equity raises awareness of broad-based employee ownership, and we support businesses in transitioning to this highly beneficial business model. We support this work through amazing local partners.