Source: Local businesses were surveyed regarding full-time (35+hrs) and part-time employment numbers. Those who participated gave their employment numbers as of 12/31/2012.
|Name||Product/Service||Full Time Employees||Established|
|Manitou Group||Compact Construction Equipment||273||1979|
|Dakota State University||Education||273||1881|
|Madison Central School District||Education, K-12||127||1890|
|East River Electric Power Cooperative||Wholesale Electricity||125||1949|
|Madison Community Hospital||Health Care||118||1920|
|Custom Touch Homes||Build New Homes||82||1996|
|PPD UHMW Industries||Direct Compression Molded UHMW Polyethylene components||75||1960|
|Rosebud Manufacturing||Cabinets, Countertops & Furniture||71||1972|
|Falcon Plastics||Plastic Product Manufacturing||66||1990|
|Prostrollo Auto Mall||Car Dealership||64||1957|
|City of Madison||Government||61||1880|
|B & G Transportation||Over the road trucking||NA||1972|
|Bethel Lutheran Home||Nursing Home/Assisted Living/Adult & Child Daycare||51||1959|
|Integra Plastics||fabrication and conversion of polyethylene and polypropylene||49||1991|
|Persona||Channel Letter Illuminated Signs||NA||1994|
DSU, Manitou tie with same number of full time employees
By ELISA SAND, courtesy of the www.MadisonDailyLeader.com
Dakota State University and Manitou Group both reported 273 full-time employees giving both businesses the lead on the top employer list for 2013.
Manitou’s number represents a drop in full-time employees from 296 at the beginning of 2012. DSU’s number is up from 254 the previous year. DSU also has a fair number of part-time employees. Officials reported 283 this year, which is up from 270. The majority of this number is student employees.
Both PPD and Falcon have reported significant growth this year.
PPD, which now ranks as the seventh-highest employer, reporting a 29 percent increase compared to 2012.
Plant Manager Randy Giedt said business operations are strong and anticipates continued growth for the foreseeable future.
“The quality of employees applying for positions remains strong with sufficient applicants to meet our demand,” Geidt said.
PPD continues to search for new business applications allowing the company to fill factory requirements throughout the calendar year.
Falcon Plastics also reported a significant increase in employment from 45 full-time employees to 66.
Julie Gross, executive director for the Lake Area Improvement Corporation said it’s good to see strong job opportunities in Madison and she’s looking forward to the addition of another strong employer in Madison later this year.
Global Polymer announced plans to move to Madison this past fall. The company’s new headquarters is currently under construction in the Lakeview Industrial Park. With a workforce of 150 employees, the company is planning immediate growth upon relocation from Arlington.
“It will have a huge economic impact,” Gross said.
Ranking third and fourth are Madison Central School District and East River Electric, both of which are holding steady. The school district employs 127 full-time personnel and East River has 125 full-time employees, both of which are the same as the year before. The school district also employs 10 part-timers, which is down from 15 part-time employees the year before.
Next in line are the Madison Community Hospital with 118 full-time employees and Custom Touch Homes with 82 full-time employees. Both of these numbers reflect an uptick in employment. The hospital added two full-time employees and Custom Touch added four.
Rounding out the top ten employers are Rosebud and Aerostar. Rosebud now has 71 full-time employees and two part-timers, which is up from 68 full-time the previous year. Aerostar reported a drop in full-time employees from 85 to 70. Aerostar also reported 3 part-time employees.