LEXINGTON, KY – April 03, 2013 –CLARK Material Handling Company, a global leader in manufacturing and distributing material handling equipment has been named as one of the “BEST PLACES TO WORK” in KENTUCKY for 2013.  This prestigious acknowledgment is the culmination of the company’s efforts to promote its message of a safe and enjoyable work environment that fosters productivity and a sense of caring throughout central Kentucky.

The “Best Place to Work” award is sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management and Best Companies Group.  The “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” program is a statewide survey and awards program created in 2005 that identifies, recognizes and honors the best places of employment in Kentucky. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky Initiative is based on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best companies to work for in America” list.

This year, CLARK is proud to be one of only three manufacturing companies among the seventy-four companies listed to receive the distinction in either the Large Employer or Small/Medium Employer categories.

Dennis Lawrence, President and CEO of CLARK commented “Our Company is steeped in history and tradition.  Founded in 1917 CLARK’s material handling division is widely acknowledged to be the inventor of the forklift.  Our products are known for their “Built to Last” designs and benefits.  We know that one of the reasons we continue to prosper today is the people we have working in the business today.  Our Dealers and customers tell us routinely we are different and I mean that in a very positive way.  Our employees care; they care about each other, their community, and our business partners.  There is a sense of ownership for the stewardship of this brand and what it stands for throughout the entire company.  That belief system is a result of years of work and dedication by our entire team.  I am extremely proud of this accomplishment.  We are proud to be a Kentucky company and positively contributing to the lives of so many.”

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Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Kentucky and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

CLARK will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Kentucky 9th Annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at the Lexington Convention Center. The final rankings will be announced at the event. A magazine recognizing the winners and their final rankings will be released for statewide distribution at that time.

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