Kurt Manufacturing Becomes Certified Employee-Owned

Kurt Manufacturing Company, the world’s foremost manufacturer of innovative metal components and products announced today that it has become a member of Certified Employee-Owned (Certified EO), the leading certification program for employee-owned companies in America.

“Kurt Manufacturing is thrilled to partner with Certified EO,” said Kelli Watson, Chief Administrative Officer. “We are big believers in the employee-owned model, and we’re excited to work with Certified EO and their members to help bring more attention to this new way of doing business.”

To become a member of Certified EO, companies must pass a rigorous certification process to demonstrate that their employees own at least 30% of the business (exclusive of company founders), access to ownership is open to every employee, and the concentration of ownership is limited. Fewer than 1 in 200 American companies are eligible to join Certified EO.

“We’re excited to have Kurt as our newest member,” said Thomas Dudley, CEO and Co-founder of Certified EO. “We’re very aligned on values and recognize that employee ownership is good for workers, good for business, and good for communities. As an employee-owned company, Kurt Manufacturing is a pillar of their community and at the forefront of creating an economy that works for everyone.”

About Kurt Manufacturing

Founded in 1946, Kurt specializes in CNC precision machining, gearing and assembly solutions. Kurt completes work for many industries including semiconductor, aerospace, agriculture, automotive, and defense. The Company’s services include CNC machining, turnkey manufacturing, aluminum die casting, assembly services, and screw machining. Kurt also offers a diverse range of industrial products including vises, hydraulic couplings, and hydraulic hose.  Kurt’s 475 employee owners are located in Minnesota, Nebraska, and Colorado. To learn more about Kurt Manufacturing, visit www.kurt.com.

About Certified Employee-Owned (Certified EO)

Certified EO exists to create an employee-owned economy. Their certification program is combining the reach of employee-owned companies to create national recognition for this new approach to business. Certified EO works directly with members to help them make their employee ownership more visible to their workers, their clients, and their communities. Certified EO was founded in 2017 by Thomas Dudley and Kramer Sharp. The current membership includes over 175 companies and more than 120,000 employee-owners. To learn more about Certified EO, please visit www.certifiedeo.com.