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A list of notable employee-owned companies in the United States. Though the concept sometimes brings to mind democratic or egalitarian systems in which all workers vote on how a company should be run, in most cases, employee ownership is more about finances and stock ownership rather than direct hands-on control. These are companies in which the staff owns a majority of the stock shares, and thus have a strong voice in management decision-making. Most are run according to what is known as an ESOP, or Employee Stock Ownership Plan, which essentially works like an employee benefit plan including shares of stock. Other companies offer what is known as a Profit Sharing Trust, or PST, or simply allow employees to buy certain shares of stock based on their term of employment.

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Acadian Ambulance is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Acadian Ambulance Ambulance Services

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ALION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY COR... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
ALION SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CORP Defense contractor

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Arup Group Limited is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Employee-Owned Companies

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ASC is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
ASC

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Avis Rent a Car System is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Avis Rent a Car System Transportation, Car rental

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Bi-Mart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Bi-Mart Retail

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Black & Veatch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Employee-Owned Companies

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Bob's Red Mill is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Employee-Owned Companies

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Brookshire Brothers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Brookshire Brothers Supermarket, Retail

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Bureau of National Affairs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Bureau of National Affairs

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Burns & McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Employee-Owned Companies

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Carter's Foods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Employee-Owned Companies

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Certain Affinity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Certain Affinity Interactive entertainment, Video game industry

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CH2M Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
CH2M Hill Engineering Services, Engineering, procurement and construction

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Chicago and North Western Tran... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Chicago and North Western Transportation Company

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Columbia Forest Products is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Columbia Forest Products

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Dahl's Foods is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Dahl's Foods

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Davey Tree Expert Company is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Davey Tree Expert Company

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DreamHost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
DreamHost Cloud computing, Web hosting service

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Ebby Halliday Realtors is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Ebby Halliday Realtors

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Edgewood Management, LLC is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Edgewood Management, LLC

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Ferrellgas Partners is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Ferrellgas Partners

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Food Giant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Food Giant Supermarket

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Frontline Test Equipment is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Frontline Test Equipment

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Full Sail Brewing Company is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Full Sail Brewing Company Alcoholic beverage

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Gensler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Gensler Architectural Services

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Golder Associates is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Golder Associates

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Graybar is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Graybar

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Greene Plastics Corp is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Greene Plastics Corp Handicraft, Toy

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HDR, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
HDR, Inc. Architectural Services, Consultant, Engineering

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Hensel Phelps Construction is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Hensel Phelps Construction Construction, Property developer

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Herff Jones is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Herff Jones

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Hot Dog on a Stick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Hot Dog on a Stick Restaurant

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Houchens Industries is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Houchens Industries Insurance Carriers, Supermarket, Web development

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Huawei is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Huawei Telecommunications equipment, Telecommunications, Manufacturing

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Hy-Vee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Hy-Vee Supermarket, Retail, Supermarket

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Hypertherm is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Hypertherm

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John J. McMullen & Associates is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
John J. McMullen & Associates

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John Lewis Partnership is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Employee-Owned Companies

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Journal Communications is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Journal Communications Mass media, Publishing, Radio Broadcasting

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Kantega is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Kantega Software, Computer, Information technology

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King Arthur Flour is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
King Arthur Flour Food Manufacturing, Flour Milling

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Landmark Worldwide is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Landmark Worldwide Management Consulting Services, Personal development

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Lifetouch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Lifetouch

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LPK is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
LPK

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Mast General Store is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Mast General Store

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Mathematica Policy Research is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Mathematica Policy Research

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Mercedes Homes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Mercedes Homes

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Mott MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Mott MacDonald

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Mushkin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Employee-Owned Companies
Mushkin Computer industry