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Schaeffer Manufacturing Company named to the St. Louis Post Dispatch Top Workplace List

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Schaeffer Manufacturing Company named to the St. Louis Post Dispatch Top Workplace List

St. Louis, MO (June 24,2013) – Schaeffer Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of the top places to work in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and WorkplaceDynamics partnered together to compile the top workplaces, which is based solely on employee feedback.

Schaeffer was ranked #29 out of 45 companies listed in the small business category and was one of only three manufacturing companies to be listed. The Top Workplaces survey revealed that Schaeffer’s employees believe the company is going in the right direction and that it operates by strong values and ethics.

“This is a great honor for Schaeffer, and we thank our employees for helping us earn this recognition,” said Jay Shields, president of Schaeffer. “As a sixth generation family owned business, we’re especially pleased to know our employees recognize the importance we place on our values and ethics. It’s those beliefs that have guided us for nearly 175 years.”

In addition to the Top Workplace ranking, Schaeffer was recently recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the Top 150 Privately Held Companies. “Our success is a team effort, and we appreciate our employees and the hard work they do to help us achieve our goals,” said Shields.

As one of the oldest firms in St. Louis and the oldest grease and oil company west of the Mississippi, Schaeffer indeed holds a special place in the St. Louis community. Founded in 1839, Schaeffer Manufacturing Company provided greases and oils for wagon trains and steamboats. As times changed, Schaeffer developed many of the current concepts in lubrication, including advanced additives for performance, friction modifiers for fuel economy and synthetics for extended lubricant life.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch published the complete list of Top Workplaces on June 23rd. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, visit and