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Lake Forest Company Makes Top 100

W. W. Grainger, Inc., of Lake Forest is listed by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 100 places to work in the United States.

Lake Forest based W.W. Grainger, Inc., was listed today as one of the top places in the United States to work, according to a list published by Fortune Magazine as reported on CNNMoney, a service of both the news network and the magazine.

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Grainger came in at 99th on the list and was unranked last year. According to the CNN article, the company offers a generous profit sharing plan contributing 20 percent of each employees pay to the fund.

Grainger is a worldwide distributor of numerous and varied products, according to its website. It has more than 21,000 employees serving two million businesses in 157 countries. Its last reported annual sales exceeded $8 billion.

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Bruce Himmelblau January 17, 2013 at 05:33 PM
The following companies, although not headquartered, are also located in Lake Forest. #8 Edward Jones #14 Robert W. Baird & Co. #93 Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. #94 Starbucks
Steve Sadin January 17, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Thanks, Bruce.
Pauline Mohr January 18, 2013 at 03:59 PM
W.W. Grainger is not in Lake Forest. The Grainger property was in Mettawa, but Grainger had the property disannexed when Mettawa objected to to their locating there. Currently the Grainger property is unincorporated.

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