Tanimura & Antle Inducts 46 Employee Owners Into 20 Year Club; Scott Grabau and Kerry Varney Share
SALINAS, CA - A lot can be accomplished in 20 years. And while you may not remember your journey step by step, there are always those defining moments that make the milestone that much sweeter. An impressive 46 individuals are celebrating such a milestone, as Tanimura & Antle announced that these employee owners have been inducted to its 20 Year Club. Tanimura & Antle has 327 employees who have been with the company for over 20 years, making up for about 12 percent of the current workforce.
“Our 20 Year Club is a long-standing tradition and is a high honor at Tanimura & Antle,” said Scott Grabau, Chief Executive Officer and President. “We recognize that our company’s success stems directly from the knowledge, loyalty, and contributions of our employee owners, and we’re extremely thankful for those who have made Tanimura & Antle their family and dedicated their careers to ensuring our success.”
An employee-owned company, Tanimura & Antle views its workforce as one of its strongest assets and competitive advantages in the fresh produce industry. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020 report outlines that the national median number of years employees spend with one employer is 4.1 years.
Its employee retention, Tanimura & Antle states, is due to a variety of company initiatives including promoting from within, full health benefits, a matched 401k, an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), affordable employee housing, educational opportunities, company culture, and more.
“Each year as we welcome the new 20 Year Club members, we acknowledge them for achieving such a huge milestone of dedication, commitment, and teamwork,” said Kerry Varney, Chief Administrative Officer. “These dedicated employee owners establish our culture and make our company truly successful.”
Each 20 Year Club inductee was individually recognized by company leadership and presented with a gift at a private catered reception.
Congratulations to all of these 20-plus-year industry veterans!