A Visual Guide to Employee Ownership
From the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO)

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Breaking the Mold: Democracy at Work

On October 2, 1992, Marland Mold, a Pittsfield, MA, plastic mold manufacturer, became ESOP-owned. Within months, with ongoing company-wide democratic management training and team decision-making processes in place, productivity levels soared past expectations. The company doubled in size and moved to a larger facility in a nearby industrial park. Employee attitudes about their work and their workplace changed. This documentary from 2006, produced and directed by Paula Consolini at the Center for Learning in Action at Williams College, tells the story of the transformation. (In 2010, Marland Mold was acquired by French toolmaker Curtil SA.)