AVON, OH (September 2021) – The Consumer & Craftsman Group of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, (formerly known as ShurTech Brands), Avon, Ohio, is proud to be recognized by ERC as one of 99 great Northeast Ohio workplaces for top talent. This is the 16th year in a row Shurtape, which markets DIY (Do It Yourself), EIY (Express It Yourself), and Home and Office products under the Duck®, T-REX®, FrogTape®, Painter’s Mate® and Shurtape® brands, has received the prestigious NorthCoast 99 Award.

NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program and event in its 23rd 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 make our region a long-term destination of choice for companies and high-performing individuals. The data from this program helps employers stay current on organizational practices and understand what top performers want and need so they can be responsive,” said Samantha Marx, Member Service Director at ERC, 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, equity, and inclusion.

“We are excited to receive the NorthCoast 99 recognition once again,” said John Kahl, CEO of Shurtape Technologies’ Consumer & Craftsman Group. “Our culture and core values are centered on our people. Their continued passion, commitment to teamwork and unwavering imagination – especially throughout the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic – are what help make Shurtape such a great place to work. Over the past 16 years, we have been honored to make this list and look forward to continuing not only believing in our people, but also focusing on our community and striving for excellence throughout our organization to remain among such highly regarded employers.”

“Talent wins in today’s labor market. The NorthCoast 99 winners know this so they continue to build progressive and innovative HR practices and benefits to attract and retain the best and brightest. We’re thrilled to recognize the 2021 winning organizations and look forward to sharing their success stories,” said Kelly Keefe, President of ERC.

The 2021 NorthCoast 99 Awards program is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; CareerCurve; Cleveland Magazine; ERChealth; Gino’s Awards; Impact Architects; Maloney + Novotny; Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis; Oswald Companies; Staffing Solutions Enterprises; UKG; and Wayfind Creative.