The Jones-Hamilton Co. was recently named one of the Top 35 Workplaces by the Toledo Blade, a designation based solely on employee feedback.

Jones-Hamilton President, Bernie Murphy, cites employee ownership as the driving force in employee satisfaction. "It would be unlikely to see this impressive level of commitment from our employees if they did not understand the business that they owned," said Murphy. "Continuous and accurate communication is critical to maintain the level of accountability and care our employee owners exhibit."

The Top Workplaces are determined by an employee survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employers in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what's on the minds of their employees. 


Based in Walbridge, Ohio, the Jones-Hamilton Co. is an employee owned chemical company that serves such diverse markets as water treatment, steel processing, oil and gas, pet food, food safety, poultry and dairy production.

"As employee owners, our employees directly benefit from their daily roles in how we do business, serve our customers, support our community and secure their futures," said Murphy. "This personal commitment assures our products are produced, shipped and serviced in line with what our customers are paying for."

Company leaders focus on regularly sharing company information to give employees the opportunity to learn more about strategic plans for the future.