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Scot Forge: Employee Owners Create a Culture Committed to Quality and Customer Service 

by: Tonkin, Lea A. P.
Source: Target Magazine, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence 

Teamwork—a sense of shared responsibility for success—percolates throughout Scot Forge, the largest open die shop in North America. That means hard work, the willingness to pitch in where help is needed and to build a non-traditional organizational culture, as well as some laughs and celebrations along the way. More than a few employee-owners have retired as millionaires; those rewards have been shared throughout the organization, not confined to senior management in the ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company.