DETROIT—Chem-Trend, manufacturer of high-performance release agents, and seal and gasket manufacturer Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies were among the winners in the Detroit Free Press' 2019 list of top workplaces.
The newspaper released the list Nov. 8. Chem-Trend and Freudenberg were among the 58 businesses in the Best Mid-Sized Workplaces category (150-499 employees in Michigan).
Chem-Trend, itself a Freudenberg company as part of the Freudenberg Chemical Specialties group, said this was the eighth year in a row the Detroit Free Press had named it as a Top Workplace.
According to a Chem-Trend news release, the Free Press chooses its Top Workplaces based on employee nominations and results from an anonymous employee feedback survey, which is administered and scored by Energage, the Free Press' research partner for the projects.
Employees responded to questions about their overall satisfaction, culture, pay and benefits, leadership, training, advancement opportunities, flexibility and amenities, Chem-Trend said.
Among other benefits, Chem-Trend supports employee health and wellness programs, encourages employees to volunteer during and outside business hours, and offers an all-expenses-paid international exchange program for children of employees, the company said.
"At Chem-Trend we are proud to serve our customers and one another," said Subramanian Hanharan, Chem-Trend vice president and general manager-North America. "Our team, here and around the globe, is driven by a culture of collaboration, curiosity, and excellence."