Employeed-Owned and Proud of It
It’s hard to find a company where people can build a career these days. Kurt is different – we’re known for our employee longevity! At Kurt, employees own 100% of our company. We control our destiny and make important things happen every single day. We know we can achieve more by working as a team. And when one of us wins, we all win through the profits in our employee stock ownership plan.
We are proud to showcase two employees who have reached the 45-year milestone at Kurt.
When Mike Pouliot and Steve Clovning started their careers, they came to Kurt looking for new opportunities. Since joining Kurt they have worked in three of our divisions including Kurt’s Machining, Die Cast and Industrial Products Divisions. Both have filled a variety of roles, including Tool Room & Cutter Grinder, Supervisor and Machine Operator. A lot has changed at Kurt over those 45 years! Both Mike and Steve grew with the company, developing new skills to serve Kurt’s customers in our dynamic and ever changing business.
Mike’s fond memories of Kurt include fun with co-workers, playing cards and joking around. He points out that he raised his family while working at Kurt. Steve reinforced this saying, “At some point you realize that your life has all these connections to the company. When I was married, I was working at Kurt. When I bought my house, I was working at Kurt. Everything ties back to being an employee at Kurt.” Steve said that he appreciates Kurt’s straightforward nature and open door philosophy. Some of Steve’s favorite memories involve Kurt’s founder Kurt Kuban and his son Bill.
When Mike and Steve were asked why someone should consider working at Kurt, both agreed it was the people. As Mike said, “This company is our family!” We couldn’t agree more. Our compliments to Mike and Steve for their many years of dedicated service to Kurt Manufacturing. Congratulations!