Peerless Industrial Group was presented an award for “Outstanding Achievement in Workforce Development” at an awards luncheon yesterday hosted by the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce as part of their Business Celebration Week.
The “Outstanding Achievement in Workforce Development” award is given to a local Winona business who has worked hard to grow and further develop their company, has taken creative measures to create new jobs and avoid downsizing, provides the training necessary to stay competitive in the current work environment and maintains a highly skilled, motivated staff.
“Peerless is a company who values its employees and in turn wants to provide them with as much opportunity and education as possible.” said Elizabeth Ruff, HR Generalist at Peerless Industrial Group. “Each month, Peerless has a different training topic that employees are trained on. Peerless prides itself on providing its employees with various developmental opportunities.”
Peerless Industrial Group, established in 1917, has grown and expanded locally, nationally and even globally, and employs over 420 people, 300 of those who work at their Winona location.
The award was one of six award categories that a local Winona business could receive if nominated by another local business.
Pictured from left to right: Alan Leonhardt, VP & CFO; Elizabeth Ruff, HR Generalist; Tom Wynn, President & CEO; Della Schmidt, President of Winona Chamber of Commerce; and Pam Husman, Controller.