Two Des Moines area companies are
on a list of the 100 largest employee-owned companies. Hy-Vee Inc. is No. 2 on
the list, with 69,000 employees, and Wright Service Corp. is No. 58, with 2,600
employees. The list was compiled by The National Center for Employee Ownership,
a nonprofit membership research organization. To be on the list, companies had
to be at least 50 percent owned by an employee stock ownership plan or other
qualified plan, or by one or more other kinds of plans in which at least 50
percent of full-time employees were eligible to participate. Publix Super
Markets, based in Lakeland, Fla., is No. 1 on the list, with 160,000 employees.
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