Member News: Star Tribune Names Central Boiler Companies A 2021 Top 175 Workplace

Central Boiler Companies has been named one of the Top 175 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. A complete list of those selected is available at and was also published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 20. 

Central Boiler Companies ranked 29 on the midsize company list. Only 6% of companies that applied received this recognition. 

“Central Boiler provides many people in our area with not just a job, but a career. They care about their employees like family and invest in their safety, health and professional development. So it is not surprise that they were ranked so highly in this competition,” Matt Schaumburg, Production Manager. 

Central Boiler employees provided a long list of benefits of working for Central Boiler, including their commitment to employee safety and health, and the profit sharing bonus and 401K match. 2020 marked the twenty-eighth consecutive year the company distributed a bonus. The 2020 bonus, along with Central Boiler’s contributions to the employee 401K accounts, totaled over $825,000.00. 

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 175 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.” 

Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 76,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations. 

About Central Boiler Companies 

Central Boiler Companies is the parent company of Central Boiler, Inc., Altoz, Inc. and WoodMaster, Inc. 

Central Boiler, Inc. began operating in 1984 and manufactures quality outdoor wood and wood pellet furnaces. One of its many industry-leading accomplishments was the production of the first EPA program qualified outdoor furnace in 2007 and the first to meet the 2020 EPA requirements. They currently export their patented technology to sixteen foreign countries. Central Boiler has a sales and dealer network established throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on their products and the company, please visit 

Altoz, Inc. manufactures commercial zero-turn mowers, including the first zero-turn mower and stand on mower in the world with tracks. Altoz has a dealer network in the United States and distributors in New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia. For more information on the company and their products, please visit 

WoodMaster, Inc. builds industry-leading outdoor furnaces, continually finding innovative uses of natural energy and alternative fuel sources. The company was the first to manufacture bioenergy flex fuel furnaces and one of the first to manufacture an outdoor wood furnace that meets the 2020 EPA emission limits. The company’s dealer network is established throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on their products, please visit 


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To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Nearly 3,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.