“President and CEO Tim Clay said the first half of 2020 felt like the Great Recession in terms of the economic downturn. But since the Fourth of July weekend, the company has been as busy as it is during the peak holiday shipping season.

“Our people handled it so gracefully, so easily, and our business in the fourth quarter was up 20% over a year ago,” he said.

Clay said the award validates Cornerstone’s commitment to providing a better place to work and mindset that a business can both treat its employees well and be profitable. Company leadership has said its 100% employee ownership sets Cornerstone apart.