Landoll Inc.--Never Give Up, No Matter What
—Cheryl A. Adams
"Concern" Is Company Policy
As founder and CEO of Landoll Inc., Jim Landoll says his job is to not only employ people, but to make sure they're "happily employed." That means working for a company that truly cares about its employees. "Concern" is company policy for all of Landoll's 650 employees.
"We believe you have to treat people with dignity and fairness, and have an open ear to their problems," Landoll says. "These are often personal problems, but many can be solved by simply taking the time to try."
Landoll practices what he "preaches" by getting actively involved with his work force. During walks around the plant, Landoll talks with employees to find out how they are and how their work is going. Sometimes he even fixes the equipment.
Throughout the year, Landoll displays employee appreciation in a host of ways, all of which are paid in full by the company. For example, there's the monthly (hot) "Dog Day" lunch, an amusement park outing, and the fabulous company Christmas party, where workers receive big-ticket gifts like trail bikes and big-screen televisions. Employees' children are treated to a Christmas party in a rented movie theater, where Santa presents them with $35 toys (hand-picked by Landoll).
When Landoll says it's a "family" business, he means it. Each employee is a member of this caring, incorporated family.