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2013 Vermont Employee Ownership Conference Held

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Tenth Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference Wrap-Up

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The 2012 Vermont Employee Ownership Conference was held Friday, June 8th, 2012 at Champlain College in Burlington, VT

WCAX News interviews the VEOC's Jon Crystal and Cindy Turcot of Gardener's Supply

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Jon Crystal of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center and Cindy Turcot of Gardener's Supply Company, appeared on WCAX's "The :30" to discuss how employee ownership can help businesses grow and thrive.

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Pizzagalli changing its name to PC Construction Company

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Company also moving its corporate headquarters

Physical therapists form new employee-owned cooperative

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A group of 10 seasoned physical therapists, along with two support staff, have formed PT360, a new employee-owned physical therapy firm based in Williston, Vermont. Under the leadership of Mary Steiger, the members of the group decided to form a new business and were interested in sharing ownership. The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) provided initial information on starting up as a worker cooperative and assisted the group with their bylaws.

Vermont manufacturer Sonnax Industries sold to employees

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Sonnax Industries, an auto parts manufacturer based in Bellows Falls, VT, has been sold to its employees. The previous owners, Tommy Harmon and Rick Fritz, sold 100% of the company stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The company employs about 150 people.

Vermont Aerospace Becomes 100% Employee-Owned

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Vermont Aerospace Manufacturing, Inc., announced today that it has been sold to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Company owners Don and Sheryl Cota decided to create the ESOP as a way to reward employees for their years of service and to insure that the business would stay in the area.


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