Blain’s Farm & Fleet was ranked number 253 on the Forbes “America’s Best Midsize Employers” top 500 list. Out of 21 Wisconsin based employers on the list, Blain’s Farm & Fleet ranked number 10. This report is released annually. It’s based upon extensive research rating companies in the U.S. on the basis of how happy, inspired, and well-compensated their employees are according to Forbes. In order to qualify as a mid-sized company, there must only be between 1,000 – 5,000 employees. The list is generated by anonymous surveys given to over 30,000 employees across 25 different industries. Online panels were used while gathering the data to ensure that the results were free of any company influence.
Family Atmosphere at Blain’s Farm & Fleet
Bert and Claude Blain founded the company back in 1955 under the core principles of treating employees and customers like family. After 60 years, Blain’s Farm & Fleet is still a private, family-owned business that hasn’t lost sight of the culture that was established back when the company was founded. Jane Blain Gilbertson is proud to continue the family legacy her father and uncle started while growing and adapting to shifts in the market. “As a family-owned company, our core mission is to treat our associates like family and our customers like neighbors. So, this honor is one we are very proud to receive. The way this list is created, our associates are the ones who decided that we deserved to be there, and that means more than any industry award,” said Jane Blain Gilbertson, President and CEO, Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Both associates and customers alike understand Blain’s commitment to never closing down a store location and investing in the associates and customers who invest in Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Continuing to Grow as a Company
Blain’s Farm & Fleet employs over 4,000 associates in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa and is currently expanding into Michigan. As more stores open, this number will continue to increase along with the number of store locations. At this point in time, there are 38 store locations. However, with society continuing to become more and more technologically driven Blain’s Farm & Fleet has expanded their online website and E-Commerce team. Customers are able to purchase a wide array of products online thanks to options such as “buy online and pickup in-store.” Check employment opportunities on the Blain’s Farm & Fleet website under the careers tab, and check out out the press release related to our placement on the Forbes top 500 list for more details!