The ESOP Association and its member companies celebrate Employee Ownership Month every October. An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a benefit plan that gives workers ownership interest in their company. The employees do not buy the stock, there is no cost to the employees, and it is not a part of their compensation plan.
As the President of Melink Corporation, I’ve always been a bit uneasy publicly commenting on anything that is political or could even be perceived as political. We live in extremely polarizing times and I’ve never wanted to ostracize anyone; I’m too pragmatic. It’s not my job to get political. My job is to run a
Business Unit and Job Title: BU: Corporate, Product Development Job Title: Application Developer What does your job entail? I manage the data, infrastructure, and user interfaces for the internal software we use. What is your personal philosophy? I have four main ones that I stick with: Most problems can be solved with a task list,
For many of us in the commercial kitchen ventilation industry, we have seen major evolutions in Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation (DCKV) over the last 20+ years. Some have been good – codes once prohibiting automatic variable-speed fans now allow them and often even require them. And some have been bad – several manufacturers have gone
In today’s world, we are surrounded by smart phones, watches, cars, and other devices that are becoming further integrated into our lives. These smart sensors and technologies are helping day-to-day tasks become more efficient. To improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings and restaurants, these smart sensors and technologies can be applied in a similar manner.
Business Unit and Job Title -Corporate -HR/Marketing Coordinator What does your job entail? I split my time between the HR and Marketing Teams. On the HR side I schedule interviews, onboard our new hires, recruit at career fairs, and I am on the safety committee. On the marketing side of things, I help make the
This week my team and I had the unique pleasure of attending the Restaurant Facility Management Association’s annual conference, RFMA, in Austin, Texas. Having a chance to reconnect with our customers and focusing on helping them solve problems is always an incredibly rewarding and satisfying experience. In talking with so many of the customers with whom
What is R-22? R-22 is an HCFC (Hydrochlorofluorocarbon) refrigerant found in older commercial and residential HVAC equipment, such as RTUs (roof top units), split systems and other equipment. R-22 and other HCFC refrigerants are known to deplete the Earth’s protective ozone layer and contribute to harmful climate change. The US has slowly been phasing out
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around every once in a while, you could miss it.” In my estimation, this quote from Ferris Bueller is more relevant now than when first uttered. We’re in a period where everything continues to speed up and we’re all moving along at breakneck speed to
Word is spreading that we have started construction on one of the greenest buildings in the U.S. Melink HQ2 will not only expand our corporate campus for future growth, it will also serve as a model for how to design and construct Zero-Energy Buildings. What is lesser known is how this project is being financed.