Vancouver, B.C. – (November 27, 2008) – Vancouver-based Kryton International has been recognized as one of the top 10 BC companies to work for by BCBusiness Magazine and Caliber Leadership Systems. Kryton develops, manufactures and markets products designed to waterproof, repair and protect concrete structures. The company was honoured at the “2008 Best Companies to Work For in BC” Awards Gala, which took place last night at The Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver.
Kryton employees completed the Best Companies to Work for in BC survey in June, 2008. The completion rate for the anonymous employee survey was 100 per cent. With an overall employee satisfaction rating of 4.39 out of 5, Kryton quickly became a front-runner for the ranking.
“We are thrilled to be considered one of the best employers in BC,” says Kari Yuers, CEO of Kryton. “Our entire team truly cares about company success and each other. Our multi-cultural workforce is a source of pride and our team works hard to promote a collaborative, sharing atmosphere.”
Kryton was founded in 1973 and has grown to be a multi-million dollar company with offices, distribution partners and manufacturing facilities around the globe. It is a family-run business that employs a team of 75 chemists, engineers and marketing staff worldwide.
“I have witnessed Kryton grow over the last ten years into a company that cares deeply about it’s employees”, says Kevin Grant, Kryton’s Plant Foreman, “It gives me a sense of pride to be part of a team that goes above and beyond the standards.”
The top 10 employers in BC are selected based on employees’ opinions. To be eligible to participate, companies must have at least 35 regular full- and part-time employees. Last year, Chemistry Consulting Group Inc. (GT Hiring Solutions) was the top employer with under 100 employees while Next Level Games Inc. was the top employer with more than 100 employees.
Heather Hilliard, principal of Caliber Leadership Systems, that partnered with BCBusiness to deliver the survey, has stated that “the leaders of the organizations that are on the list, no matter where they are on the list, have made a personal commitment and put the challenge to the organization of being a best place to work or best employer.”
Kryton International Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of premium products for waterproofing, repairing and protecting concrete structures. For 35 years, Kryton’s proprietary integral crystalline technology has helped solve the most difficult concrete waterproofing challenges around the world. An extensive distribution network provides dedicated support that includes third party application training, ready-mix quality control programs, and the waterproofing industry’s leading warranty.