Field named among ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’

Online Staff Report

MACHESNEY PARK, Illinois — Field, a global distributor of fasteners and other small components in Machesney Park, Illinois, has announced it has been chosen as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Field was chosen as a People’s Pick: 15 Great Places to Work in Manufacturing & Production. The people focused Culture at Field is the foundation to the company’s many successes and a key factor in team member satisfaction.

Field President Jim Derry said: “The Culture at Field is built on shared values, a common mission, and passionate team members.  I am truly honored that Field is being recognized as a People’s Pick. Our team is what separates Field from our competitors, and the results of the survey reaffirms the importance of our Culture within the organization.  Our people love what they do, and our customers, our suppliers and our community can feel that love.”   

Field and the other 14 winning companies were selected based on the evaluations of nearly 34,000 employees who were surveyed using the Trust Index, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey. This year, Field’s survey results showed 98 percent of team members saying they experience a family feeling at Field and 99 percent of team members saying the leadership team at Field has everyone’s best interest at heart when making decisions.

Kim Peters, CEO of Great Rated!, said: “As consumer demands and expectations steadily increase, so does the competition for talent among manufacturing and production companies. As such, many of these companies are undertaking strategic initiatives to retain current employees as well as to attract new ones. Companies that offer great workplaces recognize the fact that employee happiness will, in turn, lead to higher productivity, better customer service and an elevated reputation for the company. Making your company a pleasant, nurturing place has a positive impact on employees, management and consumers — everyone wins.”

Field is a full-service, technically oriented, global provider of inventory management and complete supply chain solutions for fasteners and other Class “C” items. The Illinois-based company was acquired by Derry Enterprises, Inc., in 1990. Since then, Field has averaged 20 percent annual growth each year and for the fourth consecutive year has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

Field serves more than 1,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, call (815) 637-9002 or visit The company is at 9883 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, Illinois.

Posted Feb. 6, 2015

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