Oatey Co. Recognized as a NorthCoast 99 Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio for 10th Time

CLEVELAND, September 1, 2020 — Oatey Co. is proud to be a recipient of the 2020 NorthCoast 99 Award from ERC, which recognizes Oatey for the 10th time as one of 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces.   

NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program and event in its 22nd year that honors 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. “More than a business award or event, NorthCoast 99 is a yearlong research project that ERC established to help employers make a notable difference not only in the lives of their employees, but also in the economic vitality of their communities,” said Samantha Marx, ERC director of client service, who oversees the program.

NorthCoast 99 winners participated in a rigorous application process that asked for detailed information on how their organization addresses top-performer attraction, development, and retention in the following areas: organizational strategy, policies, and benefits; talent attraction, acquisition, and onboarding; employee well-being; employee engagement and talent development; total rewards; and diversity and inclusion.

“It is an honor to be included among Northeast Ohio’s best workplaces for top talent,” said Dalithia Smith, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Oatey. “At Oatey, we know that it is the caliber and dedication of our associates that has enabled our success for the past 100 years and counting. Congratulations to each of our associates who helped make this distinction possible.”

“Especially during these unprecedented times, we’re thrilled to recognize and celebrate this year’s NorthCoast 99 award winners! Winning organizations are elevating the employee experience with increasingly progressive and innovative HR practices and benefits that are critical in today’s market. We look forward to sharing the success stories of our esteemed winners,” said Kelly Keefe, president of ERC.


Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries, with a commitment to delivering quality, building trust and improving lives. Today, Oatey operates a comprehensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply thousands of products for professional builders, contractors, engineers and do-it-yourself consumers around the world.

Oatey is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and has locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China. For more information, visit www.oatey.com, call (800) 321-9532 or follow Oatey on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn or Instagram.


Oatey Co.
Amanda Keiber
Communications Manager