Bison Gear and Engineering Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors and gearmotors, was honored for its exemplary commitment to its employees' learning and development at the 10th annual WorkforceChicago Award Event. WorkforceChicago is an organization made up of Chicago-based business leaders dedicated to building the talent pool in companies throughout the region by encouraging continued education and networking. As a joint collaboration between the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the group honors leading area companies each year at its annual event.
"We are very honored to have been noticed and formally recognized by some of the area's best and brightest CEOs and business leaders," said Sylvia Wetzel, chief learning officer of Bison Gear and Engineering. "It reflects well on our long-standing commitment to our associates' development within our company."
Companies recognized by WorkforceChicago serve as an example to other Chicagoland businesses for the successful implementation of best practices and development. Corporate visionaries are presented this award by the Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago. "This recognition confirms Bison's culture is one of foundationally nurturing and improving our organizational knowledge." said Martin Swarbrick, president and CEO of Bison. Bison's product lines of industrial and commercial motors and gear motors originate from a long history of engineering and manufacturing. In addition to producing quality, high-endurance products, the company also emphasizes a dedication to customer loyalty and innovation. The WorkforceChicago Award Event took place Thursday, Oct. 20 at 8:00 a.m. in Chicago.