Top Workplaces 2022: Employee care, benefits package push Laitram to top of competition
Laitram rose to the top of The Times-Picayune's 2022 Top Workplaces competition. Laitram employees say they appreciate the company’s benefits package and extras such as on-site health and fitness centers staffed with nurse practitioners, a registered dietitian, medical assistant and personal trainers.
But Laitram team members from throughout the organization believe it’s as much the intangibles and the caring attitude the company exhibits toward its employees as the actual benefits that make the company a special place to work.
“In general, it’s the culture in which employees are appreciated and rewarded for their efforts and accomplishments,” said Frank LaBiche, Laitram’s human resources director and a 27-year employee. “It’s about focusing on our people, their careers, and how we can make work more enjoyable and their lives better.”
Laitram Corporation, founded in 1949, employs around 4,000 people in 11 locations worldwide – with just over 2,100 employees in the New Orleans area. The employees are spread across four operating divisions —Laitram Machinery, Intralox, Lapeyre Stair, and Laitram Machine Shop.