Sentry Equipment Wins ESOP Annual Award for Communication Excellence

Camaraderie and Communication Driven by Microsoft SharePoint, Teams, and Employee Ownership 

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (November 17, 2021) – Sentry Equipment, a 100% employee-owned global provider of sampling and analysis technologies, recently received an Annual Award for Communication Excellence (AACE) from the The ESOP Association (TEA) for their newly designed intranet. TEA’s core mission is to educate about and advocate for employee ownership with an emphasis on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). Winning an AACE award is considered a prestigious recognition in the ESOP community.

The Sentry Equipment Intranet, known as Sentral Station, was launched in 2020 just prior to the COVID pandemic. It was this technology that was instrumental in keeping co-workers in touch, informed, and building virtual camaraderie.

“Having clear, transparent communications is vital to our employee ownership culture, our growth, our learning, and our ability to provide excellent customer experiences,” says Rebecca Mudler, Sr. Business Process Architect and Ownership Impact Collective Vice Chair. “We had a talented team recreate our intranet into a sleek, easy-to-use format and provide governance around what content is most valued by our employee owners.”

Sentral Station is divided into six main sections that focus on:

  • Employee Ownership Resources – payroll information, HR policies, and benefit resources
  • The Ownership Impact Collective – community events, cultural activities, and ESOP education
  • Safety and Security – cyber security information and safety data
  • Company Performance – financial data performance
  • Branding Center – logos, brand information, and approved templates
  • VanguardCX = customer experience information and resources

Members of the governance committee post new information on these key sections frequently. The committee also collaborates on content to ensure that the mission of the intranet is maintained.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized for these efforts by The ESOP Association,” beamed Rebecca “I can’t wait to see what our creative employee owners develop in the future.”

About Sentry Equipment

Sentry Equipment leverages proven abilities in engineering and manufacturing to help customers sample, monitor and measure their processes in various markets and applications worldwide. The Sentry brand of representative sampling products and services enables customers to achieve safe, accurate and repeatable results to protect the people, products and environments that matter the most. Since 1924, Sentry Equipment has been a reliable partner for operational and analytical professionals in the U.S. and global markets. As a 100% employee-owned company based in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, its 180 employee-owners serve customers in over 50 countries across six continents.

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