Big Timberworks – Gallatin Gateway, MT

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Industry: Construction Location: Gallatin Gateway, Montana Number of employees: 14 Became employee owned: 1999 Assistance: ICA Group From the company https://www.bigtimberworks.com/ Learn more Project Equity – Big Timberworks Big Timberworks – Cooperative Approach (video) (2010) Northcountry Cooperative Foundation Center – Using Worker-owned cooperatives to enhance the economic well-being of rural residents (2004) Timber Framing Journal – […]

Home Care Associates – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Home Care Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 200 Became employee owned: 1993 Assistance: ICA Group Learn more www.homecareassociatespa.com Forbes – How this Economic Boom May (Finally) Improve Low Wage Care Jobs (2018) Cision – Nationally Recognized Philadelphia Worker-Owned Home Care Cooperative Appoints New Leader (2018) Stevenson – Home Care Associates: Empowering Home Health […]

Equal Exchange – West Bridgewater, MA

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Location: West Bridgewater, Massachusetts Industry: Coffee, Food and Beverage Number of employees: 125 Became employee owned: 1986 From the Company www.equalexchange.coop Learn more Next City – Worker Cooperatives Are Finding Investors Who Share Their Values (2018) Forbes – How A Fair-Trade Company Faced Down An Ethical Dilemma (2018) Kennelly – Worker Cooperatives in the United States […]

South Mountain Company – West Tisbury, MA

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South Mountain Company is a worker owned architecture, building, and energy firm located on Martha’s Vineyard. South Mountain was founded in 1975 by John Abrams and converted to a worker owned cooperative in 1986. Since its founding, South Mountain has grown substantially in size, service offerings, and revenue. The complexity of the company’s governance and […]

Cooperative Home Care Associates – Bronx, NY

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Location: New York Industry: Home Care Number of employees: 2,000 Became employee owned: 1985 Assistance: ICA Group Articles Duffy and DeFreitas – Inside America’s Biggest Worker-Owned Company (2016) Forbes – What Are My Hours? How Reliable Scheduling Can Boost the Bottom Line (2016) Yes – How America’s Largest Worker Owned Co-Op Lifts People Out of […]

Collective Copies – Florence, MA

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Industry: Printing Location: Boston, Massachusetts Number of employees: 11 Became employee owned: 1983 Financing: Cooperative Fund of New England From the company https://www.collectivecopies.com/ https://www.collectivecopies.com/about-us/history/ Trott – The Story of Collective Copies (2008) Learn more Christian Science Monitor – Who’s the boss? In worker-owned cooperatives, everyone is. (2019) Valley Advocate – Surprise! It’s a Co-op. Any business […]

Positively Third Street Bakery – Duluth, MN

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Duluth, Minnesota Number of employees: 15 Became employee owned: 1982 Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more 3rdstbakery.com Lake Voice – Bakery brings positive vibes to Third Street (2019) The Statesman – Employees enjoy equality at 3rd Street Bakery (2011)   Video   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Minnesota Employee Owned Small Businesses […]

Whole Builders Cooperative – Minneapolis, MN

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Industry: Construction Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Number of employees: Became employee owned: 1979 Financing: Shared Capital Cooperative Learn more wholebuilders.com City of Minneapolis – Cooperatives in Minneapolis (2016) Star Tribune – Home remodeler Whole Builders has thrived in Minneapolis by offering thrift, flexibility (2013)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Minnesota Employee Owned Small Businesses in Construction Employee Owned Small […]

Union Cab – Madison, WI

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Industry: Taxi Location: Madison, Wisconsin Number of employees: 260 Became employee owned: 1979 Assistance: University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives Learn more Young-Hyman – Union Cab Democratic Worker Ownership in the Taxi Industry (2017) Union Cab – History (2015) DAWI – Worker Cooperative Industry Research Series: Taxis (2015) State Journal – Executive Q&A: Union Cab […]

Pelham Auto – Belchertown, MA

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Industry: Automotive Location: Belchertown, Massachusetts Number of employees: 11 Became employee owned: 1977 Financing: Cooperative Fund of New England From the company https://pelhamauto.com/ Learn more GEO – SBA Recognizes Worker Cooperatives as Small Businesses (2012) CNN Money – When workers take charge (2009) NCDF – In Good Company (Pelham Auto case study on page 41) […]