Elkay Manufacturing is the recipient of the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce’s Model Workplace Award, honoring organizations creating a dynamic and unique workplace cultures. Family owned since 1920 with over 2,200 employees across 21 locations worldwide, Elkay demonstrates that its people and business partners are an extension of its family.
Employee surveys attest that Elkay’s actions are the embodiment of its stated values: “We are in business forever, knowledge empowers, our word is our bond, we value quality in all we do, making a profit is an honorable endeavor, and our strength is in our people.”
Programming such as Elkay’s High Potential and Emerging Leader development groups, ELKAYcares (raising over $2.5 million in past 10 years), Using Your Smarts for the Arts volunteer program, and the Elkay Family Foundation (providing educational grants, housing and disaster relief in their communities) exemplify Elkay’s model corporate citizenship.
As an employee attested, “I have never seen a company that so closely aligns what it is striving to be with the actual day-to-day experience of working at Elkay. The family values of taking care of each other and helping one another to become our best selves can be seen at every level of the organization.” Congratulations Elkay!