Minitab Listed Among 25 Best Companies to Work For

Unique corporate culture brings coveted honor to quality improvement software firm.

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Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America

State College, Pa. (Vocus) July 13, 2009

Minitab Inc., a leading developer of statistical and process improvement software, has been named to the list of the 25 Best Companies to Work for in America in the small business category.

This annual list, now in its sixth year, ranks the top 25 small- and medium-sized companies in America that use smart people-management strategies to develop successful organizations with highly productive and satisfied workforces.

The list was announced before an audience of more than 15,000 at the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) 61st Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans.

Honorees were selected and ranked by the Great Place to Work® Institute (GPTW) based on a randomly distributed employee opinion survey. Each company was given a score based on employees' responses to a detailed questionnaire about the organization's workplace cultures.

"All of us at Minitab are both gratified and humbled to be selected for this honor out of all of the outstanding companies that were considered," says Todd Hershbine, Minitab's human resources and administrative services executive.

"From our earliest days, Minitab's philosophy has been that when you combine challenging and meaningful work with a supportive environment, people succeed and thrive.

"Our success in the market over the years is a testament to the passion and dedication of our employees. This award is a confirmation and validation of Minitab's employee-focused corporate culture--a culture we plan to preserve and evolve."

Headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, Minitab Inc. is one of the world's leading developers of statistical analysis and process improvement software for academic and commercial users.

Minitab Statistical Software is used in more than 80 countries by thousands of distinguished companies, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and the leading Six Sigma consultants. It has been used to implement virtually every major Six Sigma quality improvement initiative, and to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities worldwide.

Quality Companion is a separate software package that makes quality improvement projects easier to manage. Companies around the world use it to plan and execute projects, including Xerox, ITT Industries, Providence Health System, Nissan North America, and LexisNexis.

Quality Trainer is an e-learning service that provides instruction in analyzing data for quality improvement. Interactive lessons walk users through real-world problems and make advanced statistical concepts easy to grasp and retain.

Minitab operates offices in the United Kingdom, France, and Australia, and has additional representatives throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.minitab.com .

Stories about Minitab and the other winning organizations will appear in the July issue of HR Magazine, SHRM's flagship publication with a circulation of 210,000 (available at http://www.shrm.org/hrmagazine ). The winning organizations will also be listed on the GPTW Web site at http://www.greatplacetowork.com .

About the Society for Human Resource Management:
SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 225,000 members in more than 130 countries, SHRM serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

About the Great Place to Work Institute:
The Great Place to Work Institute is an international research and consulting firm dedicated to building great workplaces. The Great Place to Work Institute uses its employee survey and assessment process to select the companies appearing on the annual "Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For in America" list and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. In addition to its global headquarters in San Francisco, Great Place to Work Institute has 29 affiliates in countries throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Eston Martz in Minitab media relations.

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