CHS Earns Top Workplace Honors

CHS Inc., the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative and an energy, grains and foods company, has been named one of the top 100 places to work in Minnesota by the state’s largest newspaper, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 15. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2014.

CHS ranked 20 on the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces for 2014.

“We’re honored to be named a Top Workplace. It’s a great reflection of CHS strong commitment to the farmers and local cooperatives who own this company, and the goal of helping our owners grow,” said Carl Casale, CHS president and CEO.

“While this recognition is Minnesota-based, we believe it reflects our workplace culture throughout the U.S. and in the 24 other countries where we have employees,” he added.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 23-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from more than 58,600 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

A sample of about half of the roughly 2,600 CHS employees in Minnesota – including those at our Inver Grove Heights, MN, headquarters, as well as other company energy, grains, processing, Country Operations and Business Solutions locations – were invited to participate in the survey.

This is the third year CHS has been recognized as a Top 100 Workplace. In 2013, the company ranked 26 among large companies. To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

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