StarTribune Names EJ Ajax A Top Workplace

StarTribune Names EJ Ajax A Top Workplace

The hardworking and dedicated colleagues at EJ Ajax have once again made the company a Top Workplace in Minnesota.

“We’re delighted to again be named as a Minnesota Top Workplace,” said EJ Ajax Co-owner Erick Ajax.  “We sincerely appreciate the effort, skill, and experience each of our colleagues brings to our workplace every day.”

This is the 2nd year in a row that EJ Ajax has been named as a Minnesota Top Workplace by the StarTribune.  Additionally, EJ Ajax was named as a “National Standard Top Work Place” by Workplace Dynamics, a global provider of employee and performance improvement solutions.

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Erick Ajax Receives 2016 Skills Champion Award

Erick Ajax Receives 2016 Skills Champion Award

Erick Ajax, Co-Owner of EJ Ajax and Sons, received the National Skills Coalition 2016 Skills Champion Award for his outstanding work to ensure our country’s policymakers invest, aggressively and effectively, in the skills of America’s workers.

award-logo-skills-summitErick has worked with National Skills Coalition as an employer partner for a decade, serving on the original NSC Leadership Council. He is a founding member of Business Leaders United and currently serves on its Executive Committee. Erick has been an outstanding advocate for effective workforce policies, particularly those that leverage and build upon private sector investments, all while leading a successful company and sector partnership in Minnesota. E.J. Ajax invests over 5.5% of its annual payroll in employee education, and believes strongly in the value of employer-led partnerships to prepare workers for jobs within his industry. Erick is a founding board member of M-Powered, a Minnesota-based manufacturing sector partnership.

Over the last decade, Erick has helped to raise the visibility of the skills gap, sector partnerships, and the need for federal skills policy to be informed by small and mid-sized employers. In addition to seeding and informing dozens of media pieces locally and nationally over the years, he has successfully cultivated Senator Franken (D-MN) as a skills champion in Congress. He has hosted the Senator for site visits at M-Powered, engaged in joint press activities with the Senator, and was his guest at the State of the Union. Ultimately, Erick helped to inform the Senator’s Community College to Career Fund Act, which is based on the successful sector partnerships that he visited in Minnesota.

Each year, The National Skills Coalition’s annual Skills Champion Award recognizes a Coalition member whose exceptional organizing and advocacy efforts have moved the skills agenda forward in their state or in Washington, D.C. over the past year.  The winner embodies the Coalition’s mission to seek an America that grows its economy by investing in its people, so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper.

Upskilling At EJ Ajax

Upskilling At EJ Ajax

The United States Government has granted $450 million in TAACCCT (Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training) grants to nearly 270 community colleges across the country, including colleges in Minnesota.  Metalforming solutions provider EJ Ajax has been an ongoing participant in this program. (more…)

ISO Certification Awarded To EJ Ajax

iso-certEJ Ajax is now an ISO 9001:2008 registered company!

This is a very important step in the company’s growth.  The ISO 9000 family provides guidance and tools for companies like EJ Ajax who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved. (more…)

EJ Ajax Receives MNSHARP Certification

mn-sharp-certificateThe Minnesota Depatment of Labor and Industry has once again approved EJ Ajax for participation in the Minnesota Safety and Health Achivement Recognition Program (MNSHARP).   This certification extends through March of 2017. (more…)