100 Best Companies to Work For
East Penn Manufacturing
Rank: 79 (2005 rank: N.A.)
  
Headquarters: Lyon Station, PA
Industry: N/A
Midsized Companies Rank: 31
2004 Revenue ($ millions): 740
U.S. Sites: 56
Website: http://www.eastpenn-deka.com
What makes it so great?
It's a company of lifers. This maker of Deka batteries is still run by its founder, DeLight Breidegam. The top ten senior employees have 419 years of combined service; the staff includes 246 married couples.
U.S. employees 4,082
Employees outside U.S. 100
% minorities 15
% women 20
New jobs (1 year) 87
% job growth (1 year) 2
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 100
% voluntary turnover 6
Applicants 7,704
Most common job (salaried) Engineers $57,236
Most common job (hourly) Finish Line Production $40,251
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees. Revenues are for 2004 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.