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ROXUL Inc. named Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employer for 2018

Milton, ON (November 22nd, 2017) – Milton-based stone wool insulation manufacturer ROXUL Inc. (to be known as ROCKWOOL as of January 1st, 2018) has been awarded the title of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employer for 2018, in a competition held by Mediacorp Canada Inc. which recognizes employers who lead their industries by fostering exceptional workplaces for their employees.

The competition includes 19 regional and special-interest competitions that reach over 13 million Canadians annually through a host of magazine and newspaper partners. It is open to employers with head offices or places of business in Canada. Employers are compared to other organizations and selected based on their commitment to exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. The employers are graded upon eight criteria, which have remained constant since the competition’s inception. The criteria includes: Physical workplace, work atmosphere & social, health, financial and family benefits, vacation and time off, employee communications, performance management, training and skills development, and community involvement.

As Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employer for 2018, ROXUL Inc. was heralded for its exceptional employee support and professional development, as demonstrated through a range of in-house and online training programs, including apprenticeship opportunities and generous tuition subsidies (to $10,000) for job-related courses. The company’s stand-out benefits package highlights a commitment to family and their futures. ROXUL Inc. generously offers 100 per cent of salary for six to eight weeks of maternity leave, as well as a subsidy for in vitro fertilization (IVF), if needed (to $10,000). Additional forward-thinking initiatives include employee retirement planning assistance services as well as contributions to a defined contribution pension plan. Such programs underscore ROXUL’s commitment to employee advancement and long-term security.

“As a global company with strong community values, we recognize that true corporate leadership demands a sincere commitment towards the growth and wellbeing of our employees,” says Trent Ogilvie, President, ROXUL Inc. “We’re a company that is dedicated to sustainability, and the foundation of sustainable communities are its people. We’re proud to foster a positive environment and empower a workforce that delivers solutions that aim to enhance modern living for people and the planet.”

ROXUL Inc. has a long-standing history as a best-in-class employer, having previously earned awards for Top Employer for Young People (2014) and Hamilton-Niagara Top Employer (2014, 2012 and 2011).

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. In 1999, it launched Canada’s 100 Top Employers as an editorial project that recognizes employers that lead the nation in attracting and retaining employees. In the selection process, Mediacorp Inc. examines the recruitment histories of over 90,000 employers monitored for its popular job search engine, Eluta.ca. Employers are asked to submit detailed applications, including a comprehensive review of their operations and human resource practices that compare them to others in their industry and region. Canadian employers of any size, whether they be private or public sector, are eligible.


About ROXUL Inc.

ROXUL is part of the ROCKWOOL Group. With five factories and plants and 1,000 employees, we are North America’s largest stone wool producer, offering advanced building insulation, industrial and technical solutions.

At the ROCKWOOL Group, we are committed to enriching the lives of everyone who experiences our solutions. Our expertise is perfectly suited to tackling many of today’s biggest sustainability and development challenges, from energy consumption and noise pollution to fire resilience, water scarcity and flooding.

Our range of products reflects the diversity of the world’s needs, supporting our stakeholders in reducing their own carbon footprint along with way.

Stone wool is a versatile material and forms the basis for all of our businesses. With approximately, 10,600 passionate colleagues in more than 35 countries, we are the world leader in stone wool solutions, from building insulation to acoustic ceilings, external cladding systems to horticultural solutions, engineered fibers for industrial use to insulation for the process industry, marine and offshore. To learn more, visit: www.roxul.com or www.rockwoolgroup.com.

ROXUL Inc. named Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employer for 2018 ROXUL Inc. named Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employer for 2018
Government Affairs & Corporate Communications

Leslie McLaren

Phone: 905-875-9307 Mobile: 905-875-9307 Email: leslie.mclaren@roxul.com