CLEVELAND, OHIO, Jan. 7, 2020 -- Palmer Holland, a North American specialty chemical and ingredient distributor of raw materials, converted to a privately held Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) with an ownership team made entirely of employees.

While Palmer Holland was a private company prior to the transition, this move solidified the organization's goal to remain an independent specialty chemical and ingredient distributor for the long term. While others in the sector have sold to...


GREEN, OH — Kovatch Castings Inc. (KCI), located at 3743 Tabs Drive, has adopted an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Company CEO Doug Kovatch recently informed employees he is selling 100 percent of the business to the ESOP and will be staying on as the company's CEO.

Also, Tom Planz, who joined KCI in December 2014 as director of operations and has 38 years of experience in the investment casting industry, will take on...


NAPA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One of the largest suppliers of wine to the world's airlines and cruise ships has become 100 percent employee owned.

Intervine, headquartered in California's Napa Valley, became 100 percent employee owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). ESOP's were established by the United States Government nearly 50 years ago as part of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

According to...


ALLENTOWN, Pa., Jan. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Through an exciting and culture enhancing transaction Andesa Services, Inc is pleased to announce their 165 employees now own 100 percent of the company, through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) executed by the Shareholders earlier today. An ESOP is an employee benefit plan which provides company stock to employees as part of their retirement benefit. The ESOP is in addition to Andesa's...


PAQ Inc., an independent franchisee of Food 4 Less operating 20 stores in central and northern California, has created an employee-owned stock ownership plan (ESOP) in light of the retirement of owners Patricia and John Quinn. Business partner Glenn Evans will remain with the company as chairman of the board. The three partners founded the business in 1995.

Along with the leadership changes, Bill Cote has been promoted to CEO from chief financial...


(CNN) For many entrepreneurs, the ultimate goal is to take their company public. But for fashion designer Eileen Fisher, staying private and giving her employees a share of the business has allowed her to carve her own path to success.

Fisher personally owns 60% of the company that shares her name, while the remaining 40% is held by her 1,200 full- and part-time employees through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).

"Once we started having extra profit, the first thought was...