Friday, July 31, 2015

Turner Machine Leading U.S. Manufacturing Industry In Employee Satisfaction

"We're really encouraged when over 90 percent
of our employees say they feel loyal to the team
and want to still be working here in a year."
New survey results show company’s culture leads to more fulfilled workers 


Turner Machine, a custom machine builder and machine shop, today announced the results of its participation in the “Best Place To Work” survey managed by Quantum Workplace, the leading national authority on employee engagement. Across the board, the company scored higher than the industry average in employee engagement, but especially excelled in categories such as job and company satisfaction, personal development and growth.

The survey’s numbers reveal that 93 percent of the company’s employees are satisfied with their jobs, which is 19 percent higher than the average satisfaction rate of the 13,166 manufacturing companies surveyed, and 10 percent above the average of the 7,942 medium-sized companies in the survey.

Turner Machine consistently scored higher than the manufacturing industry average by the following percentages in the categories below:

  • Teamwork: +11.6% 
  • Retention Risk: +7.8% 
  • Alignment with Goals: + 9.8% 
  • Trust with Coworkers: +9.4% 
  • Individual Contribution: +12.5% 
  • Manager Effectiveness: +6.7% 
  • Trust in Leaders: +10.0% 
  • Feeling Valued: +16.6% 
Such success is indicative of the company’s relentless pursuit of a family-like company culture.

“Culture is everything here at Turner Machine,” said Jeff Turner, founder and CEO. “We make it a priority to invest in our employees both personally and professionally. While there is always room for improvement, we’re really encouraged when over 90 percent of our employees say they feel loyal to the team and want to still be working here in a year.”

In the comment section of the survey, several employees echoed the sentiment that the company’s culture is what sets it apart from other employers and is a strong factor in their satisfaction with their jobs and the company.

Turner Machine fosters company culture through several initiatives, including the “Best First Day Ever,” company picnics, meetings to set overall goals, financial planning programs, and guest speakers with expertise in personal and professional development.


 Turner Machine Company, Inc. is a full-service machine shop that specializes in building custom machines. The company, founded by Jeff Turner, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in November. Currently, Turner Machine employs around 50 people. It is located 15 miles southeast of Nashville, Tenn., in Smyrna. For more information about Turner Machine Company, visit

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