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FWF Celebrated for Innovative, Culture-Focused Workplace

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DETROIT — The Detroit Free Press announced its annual “Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces” list on Sunday. Fifth Wheel Freight (FWF) was honored for the second straight year for its innovative, culture-focused workplace.   

“Our goal is to empower and equip our team members with the tools and benefits that allow them to find long-term personal and professional success,” states Nicholas Tazzioli, Human Resources Director at FWF. “We want to promote an environment that helps both our team members and FWF succeed, whether it be the flexibility to work from home, paid time off to recharge and relax or our strong push to get all team members enrolled in our 401(k) program.” 

The Top Workplaces award is centered around employee feedback and recognizes organizations that consistently embody characteristics including confidence in leadership, employee engagement, work flexibility, benefits, and more. Top Workplaces requires companies to achieve a minimum response rate to be considered for the award and are grouped based on the size of the organization.  

FWF believes in making team members feel valued and trusted in the workplace by providing opportunities to engage in meaningful culture initiatives. Throughout the year, FWF holds fundraisers for non-profit organizations in West Michigan that provide its team members with the opportunity to volunteer and give back to their community. FWF also plans events, such as bowling leagues and golf outings, to encourage bonding outside of work and provides its team members with weekly and monthly recognition.   

“Growing a top-tier company culture is an evolving mission of ours,” says Josh Brawley, COO of FWF. “This award honors our continued efforts, especially with the challenges over the past year, as our team strives to incorporate programs and initiatives that are people-focused.”   

View the complete list of 2021 Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces winners here.

Read The Packer’s article here.

Read the Grand Rapids Business Journal article here.

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