MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis-based third-party logistics provider, Cornerstone Systems, Inc. has been named a 2021 USA Top Workplace by Energage, LLC.

Winning the Top Workplace award is proof-positive your organization really does put its people first states Energage.   Winners were chosen from 54 markets across the country, Cornerstone being one of two firms chosen from Memphis.

Cornerstone qualified for the USA Top Workplaces after first being named to the Commercial Appeal’s regional level Top Workplaces in the Mid-South.  With a foundation based on their Purpose Statement – “To Provide A Better Place For People to Work”, and backed by core values of integrity, honesty, respect, loyalty, and never being satisfied – we will continuously seek improvement, survey results showed Cornerstone employees overwhelmingly felt genuinely appreciated and fulfilled.

“We have offices all across the country and winning this award on a national level speaks directly to our culture and values”, said President/CEO Tim Clay.  “Yes we strive to be a leader in transportation and logistics, but we place an equal importance on creating a working environment that supports and benefits our employees.”

Cornerstone employees cited flexibility, respect, and honesty as top culture descriptors.  Long term tenure a definite testament to their 24-year old culture as 39% of current employees have been with the organization for 15 years or more.  Since 100% employee-owned, Cornerstone adds an employee stock ownership plan on top of competitive benefits, a defined employer contribution retirement plan, paid leave, flexible work schedule and more.

Energage workplace surveys assess several factors including 15 research-based culture drivers critical to the success of any organization, and three areas of focus that measure employee engagement – commitment, referral and motivation.  Employees who respond positively to all three focus areas demonstrate passion, energy, and commitment, are engaged, and go above and beyond for their organization.  Top workplace awards are based solely on anonymous employee engagement survey results.  Of the 66,000 organizations Energage has researched over the years, Top Workplaces have more than double the rate of engaged employees compared to average organizations.

With service coverage spanning all of North America, Cornerstone Systems offers intermodal, railcar & railcar consolidation, truck brokerage, LTL, domestic transportation of U.S. imports/exports, container drayage, on-site logistics, warehousing & transloading services, specialized shipments and more.

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