Ace Hardware Named a Top Workplace by Chicago Tribune

Employee Feedback Ranks Ace Hardware Among Top Companies to Work for in Chicagoland

Oak Brook, Ill., Nov. 14, 2014 – Ace Hardware is pleased to announce that the Chicago Tribune selected Ace as one of Chicago's Top Workplaces for 2014. Ace Hardware ranked No. 29 in the midsize category on the best places to work list, after being named a National Standard Workplace in 2012 and 2013.

Top Workplace rankings are based exclusively on feedback from a survey that polled more than 800 employees based at Ace Hardware's worldwide headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. The Top Workplaces survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with more than 40 major publishing partners and recognizes a National list of Top Workplaces. Specifically, Workplace Dynamics surveys employees based on three critically important elements within an organization: employee engagement, organizational health and overall satisfaction. The survey uncovers levels of employee satisfaction across numerous areas, including pay and benefits, company direction and manager relationships.

"At Ace, we are committed to not only being the 'helpful place' for our customers, but also an amazing place to work for our dedicated team members," said Kane Calamari, Vice President of Human Resources and Communications. "Knowing that Ace's own team members ranked our organization so highly makes the recognition incredibly meaningful," Calamari said.

For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit topworkplaces.com and workplacedynamics.com. For information about Ace Hardware or employment at Ace's corporate headquarters, please visit acehardware.com.

About Ace Hardware

For 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. In 2014, Ace ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Eight Years in a Row," according to J.D. Power. With more than 4,900 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries currently operate 14 distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Shanghai, China; Panama City, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Corporate News ReleaseIts retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries.

For more information on Ace, visit www.acehardware.com.

SOURCE Ace Hardware

Media Contact:

Kate Kirkpatrick
630-437-1491
kkirk@acehardware.com

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