Vancouver, B.C. – (December 2, 2010)
Kryton International Inc. has been named the best Manufacturing, Construction and Distribution company to work for in British Columbia. The company also secured second place in the Top 10 Overall category for all businesses in BC.
This is Kryton’s third consecutive year of being recognized by BCBusiness Magazine and MindField Group. Vancouver based Kryton develops, manufactures and markets products designed to waterproof, repair and protect concrete structures. The company was honoured at the 2010 Best Companies to Work For in BC Awards Gala on Tuesday night at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
“This is one of the best programs that BC has to offer and every company that enters the program is owed a round of applause as they all demonstrated their commitment to creating great companies to work for,” says Kari Yuers, CEO of Kryton.
Yuers credits the company’s staff around the world for earning the recognition and says she owes them thanks.
“Our two awards are a reflection of the tremendous hard work and commitment of more than 70 staff both here in BC and across our global markets,” adds Yuers. “I am just the person who accepts the hardware but they are the ones who do the heavy lifting, year in and year out. It’s because of them that Kryton is a great place to work.”
Founded in 1973, Kryton 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. Kryton’s products can be found in projects as diverse and iconic as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands to critical infrastructure developments in the Middle East, China and North America. The variety of projects all contribute to a building Kryton’s unique global company and culture.
The top employers in BC are selected based on employees’ opinions. Kryton employees completed the Best Companies to Work for in BC survey in June 2010.
Kryton has profit-sharing, a gym and extended benefits, but employees particularly appreciate the company’s compassionate human resources policies and multicultural workforce as reasons for giving the company high marks. Kryton also has a CFO (Chief Fun Officer) who plans group activities that allow employees to get to know each other.
The Best Companies to Work For in BC survey measures employee satisfaction in key areas of talent management including talent systems, employee engagement, leadership dynamics and organization culture. This year BCBusiness and MindField Group presented awards to the top employers of 11 industry sectors as well as an overall winner of the competition. In previous years the competition has rated companies with more than 100 and fewer than 100 employees. In 2008 and 2009 Kryton was among the top 10 employers in BC with less than 100 employees.
Kryton International Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of premium products for waterproofing, repairing and protecting concrete structures. For 37 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.