SOURCE: Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Lakeshore Recycling Systems

May 19, 2016 11:00 ET

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Named One of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® by National Association for Business Resources

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) -  Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), Chicagoland's premier recycling and waste diversion services provider, has been named a recipient of the 2016 Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® award, which recognizes companies who deliver exceptional human resource practices and exceptional commitment to their employees. Winning employers were polled by company size and LRS competed in the Large Business category for organizations exceeding 300 employees.

"LRS has been on the receiving end of many prestigious awards, but this one carries special meaning as it recognizes just how important our people are to fueling Lakeshore's year-over-year success," said LRS Chief Executive Officer Alan T. Handley. "We invest considerable time and resources to making LRS a great place to work, and this particular recognition is a testament and validation of our commitment."

LRS continues to encourage and foster a culture of passion, innovation and unity among its more than 600 employees. The company also recently completed a substantial investment in facilities and equipment, bolstered participation in community and charitable events, grew its employee compensation and benefit packages and expanded access to resources aimed at broadening employee skillsets.

"Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today's economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2016 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward," said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of MBPA. "We are proud to honor this year's winners."

An independent research firm evaluates each company's entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business. Winning companies will be honored by the National Association For Business Resources on Friday, July 15.

About Lakeshore Recycling Systems

Serving Chicagoland for over 17 years, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) specializes in recycling and waste diversion programs, affordable roll-off container services and comprehensive waste removal to Chicagoland businesses and residential homeowners. LRS owns and operates six Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs), a fleet of fuel-efficient natural gas-powered trucks and is run by over 600 committed full-time employees. LRS is a recipient of Chicago Public Schools' coveted Best Partnership Award, is ranked #31 on Waste360's 2015 Top 100 Waste and Recycling Companies in North America and is a 2016 multi-Stevie award winning company with honors including Company of the Year, Most Innovative Company of the Year and Fastest Growing Company of the Year. Controlling over 2.2 million tons-per-year, LRS does not own a landfill and is committed to raising awareness for a more environmentally sustainable and scalable business model that fuels the circular economy. To learn more, visit www.LRSrecycles.com.

About the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.

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Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Meaghan Johnson
    Marketing Manager
    Lakeshore Recycling Systems
    847.779.7507
    Email contact