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Banneker Industries Honored as a ‘Best Place to Work in Rhode Island’

North Smithfield, R.I., June 2012 – The Providence Business News and the Best Companies Group have announced their 2012 list of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island and for the first time in its history, Banneker Industries, Inc. has been selected as an awardee. Banneker was recognized in the small business category which is comprised of businesses with 15 to 49 full-time employees in the state of Rhode Island (Banneker has additional Team Members in others states).

The statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Rhode Island, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2012 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island list is made up of 40 companies. The rankings of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island were unveiled at an awards reception on June 14th. Banneker was proud to accept an 11th place ranking as a Best Place to Work in Rhode Island amongst all small businesses in the entire state.

The award program, which is sponsored by the PBN, is judged based on a management questionnaire and a confidential employee survey. Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. Best Companies Group evaluated the data collected from the participating companies and used its expertise to determine the final rankings.

“Banneker Industries is proud to be named one of the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island”, said Founder, President & CEO Cheryl W. Snead. “Banneker prides itself on its Team culture and satisfaction and this award is affirmation of that priority – from both the Rhode Island community and our internal team. We could not be more pleased.”

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkRI.com.

ABOUT BANNEKER INDUSTRIES
Banneker Industries is a world-class provider of supply chain management solutions who for over 20 years has specialized in delivering value to their customers through innovative third-party logistics (3PL) services. Headquartered in Rhode Island and with national operations, Banneker offers a wide-range of supply chain services including Value Added Warehousing, Procurement, Inspection, Kitting, Packaging & Fulfillment, and Distribution among other solutions. The Company is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certified and incorporates Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement methodologies into their processes. Nationally recognized for its superior services, Banneker is consistently named among the leading privately held Third-Party Logistics providers. For more information please visit www.banneker.com.

CONTACT
Junior Jabbie, Sales and Marketing Manager
Banneker Industries
401-534-0027 x113
jjabbie@banneker.com
BANNEKER.COM


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