W.L. Gore & Associates Inc., maker of GORE-TEX® fabric and thousands of other innovative products, has announced it has earned a position on FORTUNE magazine’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 12th consecutive year. Gore is ranked No. 15.
“Gore is honored to once again earn recognition as one of the best workplaces in America,” said company president and CEO Terri Kelly. “Thanks largely to the pioneering corporate culture established by our founders more than 50 years ago, Gore is a place where innovation thrives and where every individual has the ability to contribute to the success of the enterprise. I strongly believe that our culture is our biggest competitive advantage. It directly contributes to our business success and drives associate satisfaction.”
According to FORTUNE, a driving factor for the companies on this year’s list is that they excel at creating jobs. Of the 100 companies on the 2009 list, 73 are currently hiring.