LAKELAND, FL - Earlier this year, Harrell’s, LLC was named one of the best places to work in Polk County, Fla., the manufacturer has announced.
“Harrell’s success is driven by the amazing people that make up our business, including our employees, and customers,” said Ella Kimbrel, vice president of human resources at the employee-owned company based in Lakeland, Fla. “Our core values continue to define our company since Ormand and Lucile Harrell founded Harrell’s in 1941.”
Eighteen companies were recognized at the CareerSource Polk Annual Meeting and Best Places to Work Awards luncheon held on Aug. 17 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Fla. Winners were determined through a statewide survey which was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Polk County. Companies were score on their demonstrated commitment to:
• Workplace Diversity
• Work/Life Balance of Employees
• An Educated Workforce
• Training and Development Initiatives
• Recruitment of Quality Employees
• Retention of Quality Employees
“Being selected as one of the best places to work, is a great honor. Taking care of people is one of our core values and this award means a great deal to us,” Kimbrel said.
Harrell’s has grown to more than 18 locations nationwide. Their family of more than 300 employee-owners ranges from plant workers, fork lift drivers, truck drivers, sales representatives, clerks, and specialized workers and executives.
In addition to being one of the nation’s largest distributors of branded fungicides, herbicides and insecticides, Harrell’s produces custom blended fertilizers, specialty liquids, and wetting agents for the golf course, sports turf, landscape management, and horticulture industries.