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AMERICAN PIPE & SUPPLY
Howe says. "We don't rate our employees
anymore. Instead, we ask them where they
want to go and help them get there."
Other recent changes include a new leadership group for high-potential employees,
increased vacation time and non-escalating employee healthcare contributions.
// Tyco Fire Protection Products // Tyco
Each American Pipe location features a full-service
counter and warehouse with full inventory.
is the company's new CFO. At American
Pipe, he is responsible for finance, accounting and asset management. Matt
Steigerwald, who previously worked at Staples Inc., is the new director of operations.
Howe believes that the company's suc-
cess hinges in large part on maintaining
a favorable relationship with employees.
To encourage this, the company revised
how it measures success and conducts
employee reviews. "We created an individual development plan for each employee,"
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