Star Tribune Names Central Boiler Companies A Top 200 Workplace For The Third Consecutive Year

Central Boiler Companies is proud to announce its recognition as one of the Top 200 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The company takes pride in being a three-time recipient of this prestigious award. A complete list of those selected is available at and was published in the Star Tribune Top Workplaces special section on Sunday, June 18.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 32-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from 124,719 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 200 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

“We are proud that Central Boiler Companies has once again ranked as one of the top workplaces in Minnesota. We work hard to offer a competitive benefits package and to keep our family culture within the workplace as we continue to grow. Staying power and longevity are key indicators of success and stability within any organization, and our company takes great pride in the fact that we have numerous employees that have dedicated themselves to our mission for many years,” said Jarod Reierson, Human Resources Manager.

Star Tribune CEO and Publisher Steve Grove said, “The companies in the Star Tribune Top 200 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 5,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.

Central Boiler Companies consists of three entities: Central Boiler, Inc., Altoz, Inc., and WoodMaster, Inc. Manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, Altoz, Inc. is specifically known for producing the world’s first zero-turn mowers with tracks. They also produce commercial wheeled zero-turn mowers, tracked compact tool carriers, and accessories. The company has gained national recognition for its innovation and design in the outdoor power equipment industry. Central Boiler, Inc., and WoodMaster, Inc., manufacture outdoor wood and wood pellet furnaces that are renowned for their high efficiency and reliability, positioning them as industry leaders.