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Our video/podcasts section provides perspectives on employee ownership from a variety of sources, from documentaries to Congressional testimony to a video in which Eileen Fisher explains her decision to sell to an ESOP.
Employees of Polyguard, which started an ESOP in 1987 and is now 100% employee-owned, are shown at work (and at home as well) as they discuss what it's like to be an owner. Watch it now.
The people of 100% employee-owned Hypertherm talk about what ownership means to them, what their values are, and how it makes Hypertherm a better company. Watch it now.
Employee-owners discuss what it's like to work at Torch Technologies, an ESOP-owned company with a caring culture where employees give to the community. Watch it now.
This documentary from Williams College tells the story of Marland Mold, a plastic mold manufacturer that become ESOP-owned and democratically managed. After Marland's transformation, business improved dramatically. Watch it now.
Fashion entrepreneur Eileen Fisher explains in an Inc. magazine interview why she decided to transfer ownership of her company to employees through an ESOP rather than go public or sell to a larger company. Watch it now.
In "Brewery workers pour their hearts into business when given a stake," PBS NewHour profiled 100% ESOP-owned New Belgium Brewing and its highly participative ownership culture. Watch it now.
This is the mini version of We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream, which follows three companies that use employee ownership in different ways (an ESOP, a worker cooperative, and a phantom stock plan). Watch it now.