IA Times, July 2019

IA is still a great place to work

For the second year in a row, the Irrigation Association is proud to announce that it was listed on the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations “Best Manufacturing Associations to Work For.” The IA is one of 10 associations to be recognized with this award at the CMA’s 2019 Summer Leadership Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, in August.

“It is exciting to receive this honor for a second year,” IA CEO Deborah M. Hamlin, CAE, FASAE, said. “We are proud of our top-notch employees and the positive work environment they help foster. Participating in this survey also provides us valuable feedback to continue to improve and make the IA an even better association to work for.”

Being selected for this list involves a two-part process. The first part consists of evaluating the company’s workplace policies, practices and demographics, and the second part involves surveys completed by employees measuring the employee experience.

“Congratulations to these stellar organizations. They are setting a high standard for the entire business advocacy community. And they have demonstrated a commitment to building inclusive, engaging workplaces — something that manufacturers strive to do across the country,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Through the CMA, the NAM is helping manufacturing associations cultivate the environments that empower all of us to succeed in our work on behalf of the men and women who make things in America.”

The NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. The CMA is made up of more than 260 manufacturing trade associations that work together on behalf of manufacturing in the United States. Through their membership, the NAM provides knowledge, resources and a great network to help these association CEOs create a stronger and more prosperous manufacturing sector.

For more information on the “Best Manufacturing Associations to Work for” program, visit www.bestplacestoworkmfgassoc.com.

“Congratulations to these stellar organizations. They are setting a high standard for the entire business advocacy community. And they have demonstrated a commitment to building inclusive, engaging workplaces — something that manufacturers strive to do across the country.”

— NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons