AutomationDirect Ranked as Atlanta’s Top Midsize Workplace

Cumming, GA – March 21, 2014 – AutomationDirect has been named Metro Atlanta’s Top Midsize Workplace by the Atlanta Journal ConstitutionEmployees voted the company to the top position in the medium-size company category by completing an online survey. The Atlanta Journal Constitution, partnered with Workplace Dynamics, hosted the survey which focused on specific categories relating to a company’s workplace culture; the survey covered areas such as company direction, workplace conditions, execution, management, career, and pay and benefits.

AutomationDirect Wins Again

TWP_Atlanta_Portrait_2014_AWIn order to be considered a finalist, each company must reach a minimum level of employee participation, based on its number of employees. Companies were then ranked and finalists chosen in each size category based on their overall composite score. Winners were chosen based strictly on the results of the survey. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, winners are, in essence, chosen by the employees themselves. This year, approximately 1,000 companies were nominated.

Additionally, company captain Tim Hohmann was among the heads of three companies receiving the Leadership award, honoring those who lead by example.

Expressing gratitude, Hohmann commented, “Associates want to be accountable for achievable goals and want to be appreciated and awarded for achieving them. In addition, they want to have faith in the long-term viability of their company as a form of family security. Companies should work closely with associates to establish these goals and must communicate regularly and openly with progress made and problems encountered toward achieving these goals. The end result will be high morale and increased productivity.”

The most recent award reflects the ongoing excellence of AutomationDirect’s company culture. The company won the same awards in 2012. Also, in 2011, AutomationDirect was recognized as the fourth in the top 25 best small and medium companies to work for in America by SHRM/Great Places to Work Institute. For this award, two-thirds of the organization’s score comes from employee survey responses; one-third of the score includes assessment of organization practices and perspectives from the leadership team.

Among their other recognitions, since 2001, the company has consistently been voted “Best in Service” by Control Design magazine readers.

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About AutomationDirect:
In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor control, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their model and focus on efficiency and the majority of their products are stocked for fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit

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