Graco Inc.

Graco Again Named a Top Workplace by Minneapolis Star Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – 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 for the second year in a row, ranking ninth in the large publicly held companies category.

The Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section was published Sunday, June 19 and can be found at the Star Tribune website. 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 60,500 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

“For the second year in a row, Graco employees are telling us we’re doing some things right,” said David Ahlers, Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications. “This recognition is a direct reflection of our employees’ commitment to make Graco a great place to work every day. We’re very proud of this acknowledgment and of our culture of quality and continuous improvement.”

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 1,200 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee surveys.