Graco Inc.

Graco is a Top Workplace in Minnesota and Nationwide

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – For the third year in a row, Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), a worldwide manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune, ranking 10th in the large publicly held companies category.

In addition, Graco has been recognized as a National Top Workplace by Workplace Dynamics, which administers both local (including the Star Tribune) and national Top Workplaces programs. The organization surveyed more than 4,000 companies throughout the 30 Top Workplace programs and named 319 companies with more than 1,000 employees top workplaces nationally.

The Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section was published Sunday, June 17 and can be found at The section recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on an employee survey about company leadership, communication, career opportunities, workplace environment, managerial skills, pay and benefits. The analysis included responses from over 71,200 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

“After being named a top Minnesota workplace for three consecutive years, we are honored to now be recognized at a national level, especially since the recognition is a result of direct feedback from our employees,” said David Ahlers, Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications. “We see this as confirmation that being a great place to work produces a high-performance organization like Graco.”

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 1,360 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee surveys.

About Graco

Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid materials. Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance industries. For more information about the company, please visit