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Meet NH's #5 Best Company Kluber
Published Friday, October 6, 2017

For the past two decades, Business NH Magazine has partnered with NH Businesses for Social Responsibility to seek out NH’s best employers. Companies completed an extensive survey detailing their benefits packages and workplace practices. An employee engagement survey, administered by The Employee Engagement Group, had to be completed by at least 50 percent of a company’s workforce.

After analyzing the results of the employee engagement surveys and employer practices, the applicant pool was whittled down to 19 winning companies. Bruce Mast & Associates organized tours of the 12 highest scoring companies to determine the ranking of the top 10. Executives and HR professionals served as site tour judges, interviewing CEOs, hosting employee focus groups and touring facilities. Here is a profile of one of the winning companies:   

#5 Kluber Lubrication NA LP
32 Industrial Drive Londonderry, NH 03053

Manufactures lubricants
Top Executives: Ralf Kraemer,
CEO and Fred Pate, president
Years in business: 87
Employees: 174 full-time (56 in NH), 22 part-time

Top Employee Engagement Survey Measures:
- My manager is interested in my well being: 95.5% agree
- I have the freedom to make the necessary decisions to do my work properly: 95.5%

Company Highlights: Annual bonus of one month salary; $250 to $3,000 bonuses on milestone anniversaries; Employee Appreciation Week includes catered breakfasts and lunches, bowling and contests with prizes; annual family summer outing (this year was to Mel’s Fun Park in Litchfield for a clam bake, music and full access to the park); flex scheduling; employees participating in health screenings reimbursed up to $540 annually for gym memberships, sports equipment, sneakers, fitness watches and exercise equipment and $200 annually for participating spouses; Youth Exchange Program for children and grandchildren of employees (ages 14-20) to visit another company family in Europe as an exchange student for two to four weeks (Klüber pays for the flight and $550 stipend); onsite chiropractic care; $5,250 tuition reimbursement; several training programs including a one-year leadership development program.

More Best Companies to Work For:

#1 Medtronic Transformative Solutions

 #2 Worldcom Exchange Inc.

#3 Northeast Delta Dental

#4 Loftware

To learn more about all of the Best Companies and their best practices, check out our revamped Breakfast With the Best event on October 19, with a new interactive format. Click here to register.

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