Palmer Holland named Top Workplace

Palmer Holland Recognized as a Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio
North Olmsted company has been fostering a positive workplace culture since 1925

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio (June 17, 2013) – Palmer Holland, a premier distributor of specialty chemicals has been recognized as a 2013 Top Workplace by The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest daily newspaper.  

Now in its fourth year, the list is based on employees’ opinions at companies with 50 or more employees in 11 Northeast Ohio counties.  Employees are asked to rate key areas across their organization such as leadership, benefits, training, work/life flexibility, ethics and communication. The Top Workplace list includes companies, nonprofits and government agencies.

“Knowing that the ranking is based on what our employees think about working at Palmer Holland makes this recognition an extra special achievement,” said Bryn Irvine, president, Palmer Holland. “We pride ourselves on not only exceeding our customer expectations but also our employee expectations. This recognition reflects that we are successfully keeping that commitment.”  

Established in 1925, Palmer Holland has just over 100 employees. Its headquarters in North Olmsted, Ohio, is designed to promote an open, healthy, and fun atmosphere. The office space features vibrant colors, low-walled workstations, treadmill “walk” stations, modern yet comfortable common areas, three putting greens, and offices along the perimeter with glass walls allowing for unobstructed outside views from nearly anywhere throughout the space.

Employees surveyed at Palmer Holland attribute their high job satisfaction to a company culture that encourages new ideas and decision-making autonomy, as well as opportunities for advancement and being a part of meaningful work. According to the poll, employees also appreciate the consistent effort to make the workday fun through social outings and staff luncheons.

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Palmer Holland, headquartered in North Olmsted, Ohio, is a premier specialty chemical distributor dedicated to helping businesses succeed in both the CASE and lubricant industrial sectors. The company is committed to consistently exceeding the expectations of its customers, principals and partners and provides complete solutions for the most challenging technical issues facing industries today. To learn more, visit