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NorthCoast 99 Honors – 9/8/2014

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Swagelok earned its fifth consecutive NorthCoast 99 honor for excellence in attracting, retaining, and motivating top performers in Northeast Ohio.

Swagelok Wins Northcoast 99 Honors for Fifth Consecutive Year

SOLON, Ohio (September 8, 2014) – The Employers Resource Council (ERC) has awarded Swagelok Company its fifth consecutive NorthCoast 99 honor for excellence in attracting, retaining, and motivating top performers in Northeast Ohio.

“To be recognized by ERC for the fifth year in a row speaks to the strength of our company’s associates and their high caliber performance each and every day,” said Arthur F. Anton, president and CEO, Swagelok Company.

Since 1999, hundreds of companies have applied for the annual NorthCoast 99 award. The program assesses companies in areas such as compensation, benefits, rewards, training and development, leadership, and culture. Notable Swagelok activities in these areas include:

  • A comprehensive “Total Rewards” package, including an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP);
  • A Career Development Program for recent graduates in engineering and supply chain studies;
  • A robust commitment to training and development, spanning formal classroom and online training and mentoring; and
  • Optional programs like Livin’ Lean wellness challenges and tuition reimbursement.


“Our company is driven to succeed, and we help our people succeed by creating an environment where they can develop professionally. We’ve recently partnered with the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), to develop the Right Skills Now program that prepares individuals for a career in the manufacturing industry. A program like this makes skilled manufacturing professions more accessible to people in the Northeast Ohio region,” said Anton.

Swagelok delivers high-quality fluid system solutions to customers across the globe, guided by six core values: quality, continuous improvement, innovation, respect for the individual, integrity, and customer focus. More than 5,400 men and women worldwide call themselves Swagelok associates, with approximately 4,200 working in northeast Ohio.

As a growing organization, Swagelok is actively recruiting talented machinists, production supervisors, quality engineers, and operations and supply chain leaders. Job applicants can view open positions at or visit Swagelok Careers on LinkedIn.

Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a major developer and provider of fluid system products, assemblies, and services for the research, instrumentation, process, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. With the goal of extending product life cycle and delivering consistent quality and reliability to our customers, Swagelok invests heavily in materials science and product design. Swagelok is committed to collaborating with customers through custom designs, special assemblies, manufacturing, and maintenance.

Our more than 200 sales and service centers in 70 countries are dedicated to building relationships with local customers, yet our resources are global and interconnected. Around the world, we can provide factory support, field engineering, and technical services, as well as coordinated deliveries and a range of options for replenishing inventories. For more information about Swagelok, visit our web site at