59. Pella
What makes it so great?
Family-owned door and window maker celebrates its 82nd birthday in 2007. Itís still based in Pella (pop. 10,200), where it employs 41% of the locals. Nearly 1,200 employees have more than 20 years of service.

Headquarters: Pella, Iowa
Top 3 (of 41) U.S. locations: Pella , Murray, Shenandoah
2005 revenue ($ millions): N.A.
Website: www.pella.com
U.S. employees 9,331
Employees outside U.S. 58
New jobs (1 year) 748
% job growth (1 year) 9
% voluntary turnover 14
Applicants 45,993
Most common job (salaried):
Department Manager
$57,172
Most common job (hourly):
Assembler
$41,398
Job sharing program? Yes
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 22
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage No
% minorities 9%
% women 35%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
From the January 22, 2007 issue
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. Revenues are for 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.