MITGI metric drill bit

This is an example of the cutting/drilling tools Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding Inc. specializes in at its Hutchinson factory.

Aveyron Homes and Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding Inc., both headquartered in Hutchinson, were named to the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s recently released 2016 Top 150 Workplaces. Both were listed among small companies with 50 to 149 employees.

The 150 Top Workplaces are selected based solely on feedback from an employee satisfaction survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics. The survey measures factors that impact job satisfaction such as career opportunities, workplace culture and employee engagement. More than 1,555 companies were invited to participate. The results were announced in the June 26 Star Tribune.

Aveyron, a nonprofit founded in 1975, provides housing and services to people with developmental disabilities, those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries and those diagnosed with mental illness. Some services are provided in client’s own homes. It was listed 59th among small companies with 65 employees.

The Star Tribune honor is the second recognition for Aveyron this year. In April, it was named a recipient of the 2016 — 100 Best Companies to Work For in Minnesota. The award, presented by Minnesota Business Magazine, honors places judged by employees as the best places to work. This is the second year Aveyron has garnered that award.

For MITGI, it is the second time the company with 59 employees has been on the list. The 23-year-old company came in 66th this year. It manufactures and markets standard and custom cutting tools.

MITGI earned Minnesota Business Manufacturing Image manufacturing award in 2014 and 2015, and was on the magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work list in 2015.

Four companies with a presence in Hutchinson were named to the 30 top large companies (500-plus employees). Kwik Trip, with a convenience store on Denver Avenue, was No. 2. Right behind in third was financial services company Edward Jones. Coborn’s, owner of Cashwise Foods, was eighth, while Edina Realty was listed 10th on the list.

— Terry Davis

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