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Southern Pipe &
Supply named top 100 workplace for millennials. For the
second time, Fortune Magazine has recognized Southern Pipe &
Supply as one of the Top 100 Employers for Millennials in the
Southern Pipe and Supply, with one hundred and thirty locations
in seven states, is the largest privately-owned distributor of
plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, industrial, mechanical and
waterworks materials in the southeast. Southern Pipe is the only
distributor in the United States to have been selected to the
Fortune worked with its long-standing research partner Great Place
to Work to help find the best employers for those born between 1981
and 1997—a generation known for appreciating firms with strong
values and thirst for growth opportunities. Fortune has been
compiling this millennial designation since 2015, when the youngest
group of millennials turned 18 years old and entered the workforce.
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Southern Pipe’s consistent effort to be the
construction industry’s employer of choice has made a massive impact
through the years, resulting in countless accolades and
recognitions. These efforts are continuing to make inroads with
young demographics like Millennials, who according to Pew Research
now make up over a third of the entire labor force.
Ninety-five percent of respondents rated the company a great place
to work, compared to the national average of 57%. In Fortune’s
analysis of the company, the top two reasons employees gave for
ranking Southern Pipe and Supply so highly were the sense of family
and working with people that care for each other.
Southern Pipe and Supply’s Director of Culture and Development Doug
Kennedy said it was an honor to be recognized as a top employer.
“We are extremely proud to be recognized by Fortune.” Kennedy said.
“As a company, one of our primary objectives is to invest a great
deal of time and effort into being a company that attracts and
retains great people. But the real reason we are a best place to
work is because of our family members. They create an amazing,
inclusive culture of respect that allows everyone to be themselves
and have fun at work.“
President and CEO Jay Davidson, who is the fourth-generation leader
of the family owned company since it first opened its doors in 1938,
said Southern Pipe’s employees are the best around.
“I am thankful to be working with the best on the planet,” said
Davidson. “The millennials working here are making an incredible
impact on our organization.”