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Great Places to Work for 2011

#3 - Badger Mining Corporation

Industry: Mining and Quarrying
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/gptw/28
Badger Mining Corporation
Location: Berlin, WI
2010 Revenue: Confidential
http://www.badgerminingcorp.com

Why It's a Great Employer

To avoid permanent layoffs during the recession, this Wisconsin-based sand-mining company implemented a rotating layoff program so everyone had a turn. The longest anyone was off was 6 weeks, and people continued to receive generous benefits, like quarterly distribution of 20% of profits and 100% family health care coverage. In the end, BMC was forced to shut down a small division, but it is now helping the 12 laid-off employees develop a business plan to buy and run the unit themselves.

Employee Perks

Mailing
Dry Cleaning
Travel

By The Numbers

156
Current Full and Part-Time Employees
159
2009 Full and Part-Time Employees
0%
Full-Time Voluntary Turnover
$0
Highest Referral Bonus
100%
Portion of employee health-care premium paid:
100%
Portion of dependent health-care premium paid: