Hypertherm Named New Hampshire ‘Best Company’

Dec 3, 2013

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of metal cutting systems based in Hanover, N.H., was recently selected as the “Best Large Company to Work For” in the state of New Hampshire.

“As a company, we realize we have to work doubly hard to maintain our small company values and culture as we’ve matured into a ‘large’ company,” said Evan Smith, Hypertherm’s president. “There’s always more work to do to make and keep Hypertherm a great place to work for every associate, whether in New Hampshire or around the world.”

Hypertherm has earned the “Best Company” honor 11 times, more than any other company in the state, according to Hypertherm.

It also is the only company recognized in the Best Company Hall of Fame more than once.

Hypertherm’s selection was made following an extensive evaluation process that included a review of the company’s benefit packages, career development offerings, amenities and culture. A panel of judges conducted interviews with Hypertherm associates and managers, and toured the facilties, according to Hypertherm.

Judges were impressed by Hypertherm’s “no lay off” policy, breadth of professional development programs, practice of actively seeking employee input and range of offerings aimed at helping associates live a healthier lifestyle.

Judges also liked the company’s charitable giving program and commitment to giving all associates three days of paid time off to volunteer in the community, Hypertherm noted.

The annual Best Companies list is sponsored by Business NH Magazine and New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility.