ITASCA, IL -EMKAY Inc. has been named as one of the 2011 Best Places to Work In Illinois. The 2011 Best Places to Work in Illinois was determined by the Best Companies Group promoted by The Daily Herald Business Ledger in partnership with the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Illinois State Council, the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago.

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2011 Best Places to Work in Illinois list is only made up of 40 total selected winners statewide. Of those, only 24 companies in the small/medium-sized list (up to 249 U.S. employees) were selected as winners, of which EMKAY has been named.

“We work very hard to promote a healthy work-life balance at EMKAY,” stated Greg Tepas, President and CEO for EMKAY. “Our philosophy stems from a belief that happy employees helps translate into happy customers, and that you can achieve more with a positive workplace.  We are honored to be ranked amongst the best in all of Illinois to work for a second year running, and thank our employees in helping us with this prestigious accomplishment.”