Landscape Forms Named by Fortune and Great Place to Work® as a 2022 Best Workplace in Manufacturing & Production™ — Three Years in a Row
Landscape Forms, North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of premium site furniture, structure, LED lighting, and accessories, ranks atop the list of 2022 Best Small and Medium Workplaces in Manufacturing Production™ compiled by Fortune Magazine and research partner Great Place to Work®.
To determine Fortune’s 2022 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production list, Fortune partnered with the people analytics firm, Great Place to Work®, to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing more than 220,000 employees working in the Manufacturing & Production industry in the United States. This marks the third consecutive year Landscape Forms has earned a top spot on this list.
Landscape Forms CEO, Margie Simmons, points to the company’s commitment to participation, equity and professional development as the primary drivers of its workplace culture success. “We work hard to demonstrate you can enjoy a long and gratifying career in manufacturing at Landscape Forms,” says Simmons. “As a high-variety manufacturer focused on craft, our teams’ daily experiences are dynamic and creative. Team members enjoy the variety in their work and take great pride in the quality and sustainability of the products they create. They are dedicated to the Landscape Forms mission of enriching the outdoor experience and creating a sense of place in communities around the world. This third-party certification is a proud moment and an important validation of all our efforts.”
The leadership and high degree of participation that defines Landscape Forms’ manufacturing teams goes hand-in-hand with the company’s dedication to the personal and professional development of its employees. “People who come to Landscape Forms know that we will invest in them, that we will actively help their career develop along the way,” says Jim Marshall, Landscape Forms Vice President of Culture. “If people are willing to invest their time and skills in us, we’re more than willing to invest in them.”
Continuing on the topic of professional development, Marshall adds, “I’ve always liked the idea of a ‘career lattice’ as opposed to a career ladder. At Landscape Forms, there’s no one singular path upward, but rather many different paths that intersect and branch out, many different ways for people to maximize their existing skills and learn new ones.”
To learn more about career opportunities at Landscape Forms, visit www.landscapeforms.com/careers.
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About Landscape Forms
Landscape Forms is the industry leader in integrated collections of high-design site furniture, structures, accessories, and advanced LED lighting. Since its founding in 1969 Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional service. The company is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and includes Kornegay Design, located in Phoenix, Arizona, and Loll Designs, in Duluth, Minnesota, in its family of brands. It has sales representatives throughout North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Asia. Landscape Forms collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs and help create a sense of place. Additionally, the company has formed global marketing partnerships with select companies that share its commitment to design. Landscape Forms has an installed base of products around the world. Clients include municipalities, transit centers, corporate, college and health care campuses; and familiar brand leaders such as Harvard University, Linked In, New York Central Park Conservancy, Bryant Park, Google, Coca Cola, Oculus, U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), Nike, National Museum of African American History (Washington, D.C.), Barclays Center, Adidas, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Microsoft, and Uber. We’ve been named one of the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production for 2020, 2021 and 2022 by Fortune magazine, Michigan Manufacturer of the Year by the Michigan Manufacturers Association, and by 269 Magazine as one of Southwest Michigan’s Wonderful Workplaces.