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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- For the second consecutive year, CHS Inc. has been named one of the top 100 places to work in Minnesota, according to a ranking by the state's largest newspaper, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.
The Top Workplaces 2013 rankings were released yesterday and included in a special section of the Star Tribune's print and web editions. CHS Inc. appeared in the No. 22 spot, which was also its ranking last year, as CSNews Online previously reported.
CHS is owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. The company supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, as well as business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. CHS also operates petroleum refineries and pipelines, and manufactures, markets and distributes the Cenex fuel brand.
Nearly 1,900 Minnesota companies and organizations were invited to participate in the survey, and more than 64,300 employees from these organizations responded. The survey was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. A random sample of about half of approximately 1,500 CHS employees in Minnesota with e-mail addresses -- including those at its Inver Grove Heights, Minn., headquarters, as well as other energy, grains, processing, country operations and business solutions locations -- were invited to participate in the survey.
"We at CHS are especially honored to be named a Top Workplace. It's a great reflection of our strong commitment to the farmers and local cooperatives who own this company, and the goal of helping our owners grow," said Carl Casale, CHS' president and CEO. "While this recognition is Minnesota-based, we believe it reflects our workplace culture throughout the United States and in the 24 other countries where we have employees."