CLEVELAND, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) has been recognized as one of Northeast Ohio's best places to work for the eleventh year. The annual NorthCoast 99 award, as developed by the Employers Resource Council (ERC), honors a total of 99 great workplaces for top talent in the Northeast Ohio area.
"We take great pride in making Applied® one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio," said Barb Emery, Vice President – Human Resources, for Applied. "We focus on recruiting the best people, providing them excellent training and development potential, and creating a culture that enriches our workplace environment. We believe that the NorthCoast 99 award is a reflection of that effort."
The NorthCoast 99 award program recognizes organizations for their ability to maintain great workplaces that support the attraction, retention, and motivation of top performers. Companies are surveyed in the areas of recruiting and workforce planning; compensation, benefits and rewards; training, development and advancement; and culture, leadership and innovation. ERC is Northeast Ohio's largest organization dedicated to Human Resources and workplace programs, practices, training and consulting.
With approximately 470 facilities and 4,600 employee associates across North America, Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 4 million parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training, plus solutions to meet inventory and storeroom management needs that help provide enhanced value to its customers. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, Applied posted sales of $2.2 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at http://www.applied.com.SOURCE Applied Industrial Technologies