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Cequent Consumer Products Named a Top Company in Cleveland, OH


For Immediate Release

Cequent Consumer Products named as
2011 Top Workplace  in the Cleveland Plain Dealer  

Solon, OH (June 19, 2011)- Cequent Consumer Products (CCP) is honored to be named by the Plain Dealer as one of the best places to work in Cleveland, Ohio.  Cleveland’s leading newspaper featured the top workplaces in Northeast Ohio in a special section Sunday June 19th. Cequent Consumer Products was listed among the top companies in the small company category (50 - 149 employees.) The lists were determined by employees of each company after being surveyed about their workplaces. Cequent Consumer Products, the leader in innovative towing and cargo securing products for the automotive, recreation, and trailering aftermarket, was one of more than 1,000 local companies invited to participate in the program that uses a third party to survey company employees on what they think about the place they work.

To take part in this program, a company needs to have at least 50 employees in the region and meet a response rate of either at least 35 employees OR 35 percent. Cequent ended up with a 94 percent response rate by its employees surpassing all other participating companies by more than 30 percent!  Companies are evaluated by the employee responses to questions about leadership, compensation, training, workplace flexibility and diversity.

“We’re honored to have been selected as a top workplace in Cleveland,” said John Aleva, President, Cequent Consumer Products. The dedication and professionalism of our people is what makes Cequent a great place to work and is key to the success of our market leading Reese and Highland brands.  We truly value our employees and are extremely pleased to see this positive feedback about our workplace. I would like to thank our employees for helping make us a top workplace and for their daily contributions to our success.”

CCP currently has 54 employees at its Solon headquarters which employs the business, engineering, sales and marketing teams. The company is among the growing companies in Northeast Ohio. Cequent's products are shipped from the company’s distribution center located in South Bend, Indiana which stocks thousands of products that ship to Cequent Consumer retail customers world-wide. Cequent Consumer Products are sold in leading retailers. Click here for a full list

The Top Workplaces 2011 was published in a special section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer Sunday, June 19th and online at Cequent Consumer Products announced the news on the new company website that recently launched June 14th.

“We are just thrilled to be named a top workplace and wanted to publicize this in a unique way that really told our story,” said Shannon Ketvertes, Communications Manager, Cequent Consumer Products. “We filmed a video featuring many of our employees telling our story on what makes this such a great place to work. This is also a great kick off for our new website and a great way just to let people know who we are.”  View Cequent’s website.

Two hundred and thirty-five companies participated in the Top Workplaces program and 132 companies were selected to the list of Top Workplaces.

Cequent Consumer Products was also recognized earlier this year and awarded as a Great Place to Work and for Outstanding Achievement in Financial Discipline by TriMas Corporation, the company’s corporate office. Cequent Consumer Products is one of six segments of TriMas which is located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. 
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 Media Contact:

Cequent Consumer Products
Shannon Ketvertes
Communications Manger
(440) 519-8066


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