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It's Your Future. Own It.

March 7, 2017 | News | Company

jeff m., employee-owner

As a 100 percent employee-owned business, every employee at Van Meter Inc. is also an owner. Together, we own more than a company, we own our future. Employees receive the traditional retirement plans you see at other companies, but in addition, the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an incredible benefit that can change lives.

Our success hinges on hiring highly performing, highly engaged and highly responsible people. Our employees are enthusiastic about their work and their passion positively impacts our company value. As our employee engagement score has continuously increased over the past 10 years, so has our stock value, mirroring the upward trend.

When the company grows and prospers – so do our ESOP values. Our stock value outperforms average retirement funds. While most 401K plans return 4 to 6 percent, our stock value has increased an average of 30 percent over the past five years. On an annual basis, a contribution to each employee’s ESOP account is made by Van Meter’s Trust based on salary and the company’s performance. Unlike most plans, the ESOP is fully funded by the company. Employee-owners invest only their time, effort and talent.

“The ESOP brings a sense of freedom – not to do whatever I want, but to do what is right for all the employee-owners. Is what I’m doing today my best? Can I do more? Van Meter is my company and it’s my responsibility to give 100 percent every day.”

-Jeff M., Employee-Owner

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