Benefits - ESOP

  • The ETC Life

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    ETC is now and always has been a privately held company. This allows the company to make decisions on a local level about everything that happens – manufacturing, distribution, wage scale, and the generous quarterly bonus program. In December of 2015, ETC announced that it was implementing an ESOP, or employee stock ownership plan.

    In December of 2023, ETC expanded that plan to make the company 100% employee owned.

    What does the ESOP mean for our employees?

    The ESOP helps to preserve ETC as an independent company for the future and allows employees to have a voice on certain company issues and share in the financial growth of ETC.

    Every year for the next 50 years, individual shares will be allotted to the employees.  

    ESOP is in addition to company contributions to the 401(k) retirement plan, a company-wide bonus plan, and other benefits employees already receive. Employees don’t have a say on pay issues, but if there’s ever a question of the company getting liquidated or sold, everyone gets a vote.

    “We see this being a protection adding to the longevity of the company as an independent company,” Founding CEO, Fred Foster.

    Additional benefits include:
    • Life insurance
    • 401(k) retirement plan
    • Health insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Flex plan
    • Long and short term disability
    • No waiting period for medical, dental, vision or flex
    • Quarterly bonus program
    • Vacation and personal time off
    • Travel assistance
    • Numerous local employee discounts
    • Numerous training opportunities
      • including first aid, MSDS, CPR, and industry related product and theatre training
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Computer loan program
    • Vacation donation program