Employee-Centric Culture Earns Kinco ‘Top Workplaces’ Spot


PORTLAND, OR, [September 26, 2021] – BIG NEWS! We are incredibly excited to announce that Kinco® has been recognized as a 2021 Top Workplace in Oregon and southwest Washington by The Oregonian / OregonLive!

Being named a Top Workplace is a big deal — only 119 companies made this year’s list. In fact, we placed 49th in the small business category of 2,116 small, medium, and large employers that were nominated.

The award is based solely on feedback from an employee survey administered by a third-party that our team completed just a few months ago. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including:

Alignment   Where the company is headed, its values, cooperation, effective meetings
Coaching   Managers care about concerns, are helpful, encourage employee development
Connection   Employees feel appreciated, work is meaningful, working at full potential, feel informed
Engagement   Productivity, retention, recruiting Leadership: confidence in company leaders
Performance   Execution, open-mindedness, innovation, clued-in leadership
Basics   Pay, benefits, work/life flexibility, training, expectations

There's more! In addition to announcement on OregonLive, The Oregonian also shared the full list in today's publication where Kinco® (and Welch®) were featured in a small editorial

We couldn't be more thankful for this honor and hope that you share in our excitement!


Kinco® is a dedicated, second-generation family-owned company that produces quality work, safety, garden, & thermal gloves since 1975 and stands behind every product it makes. With a focus on workmanship and durability, Kinco® offers numerous glove styles and materials designed for everything from planting marigolds in the garden, skiing in the backcountry, and protecting hands in the harsh environment of working on an oil rig. Built on the ethos of integrity, responsibility, transparency and respect, Kinco® prioritizes its strong commitment to cultivating an environment filled with purpose and intention among its collaborative community of employees, manufacturers, vendors and customers. For more information, visit Kinco.com.


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