What Works: Graftech in Parma

7:33 AM, Sep 12, 2011   |    comments
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PARMA -- Graftech, with $1.5 billion in sales and 3,000 employees, is one of the largest manufacturers of synthetic and natural graphite products in the world.

About 80 percent of their sales are outside of the U.S. and they sell in about seventy countries. Not only do they have a large business, they have 125 years of experience in the graphite industry.

Graftech makes crucibles and electrodes for the steel and ceramics industry. The properties of graphite lend itself to high temperatures. It can also be cut and formed, giving it unlimited potential for use.

Graphite is a very crucial material in consumer electronics. It's used in smartphones, ultralight laptop computers, and plasma TV's.

Graftech's engineered solutions department is on the cutting edge of new technology, including solar energy and fuel cell technology.

Developing high quality products and providing top notch customer service is paramount to Graftech's success. But they know that success wouldn't be possible without a strong team of employees.

They offer several benefits from workout facilities and health and wellness programs, to a very interesting cash incentive plan.

All 3,000 team members are in the same bonus plan. Being in the same bonus program aligns everybody, motivates, drives behaviors, and drives success.

They are elated to be celebrating 125 years of success and look forward to spending another 125 here in Northeast Ohio.


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