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 ARDEX Americas Wins Engaging Pittsburgh Innovation People Practices Award

For Immediate Release

Aliquippa, PA, April 5, 2017 – ARDEX Americas has received the Engaging Pittsburgh Innovative People Practices award, recognized in the category; Innovation in Learning and Development. The Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA), the largest Pittsburgh based HR organization, has sponsored this event for over a decade. This award celebration recognizes employers from across the Pittsburgh region who have demonstrated creativity in designing business practices that have significantly contributed towards organizational and employee achievements. This award exemplifies the commitment we have made to key business strategy, “Drive Culture and People Development.” 

ARDEX Americas was recognized for creating a customized, multi-tiered, learning and development program called "Stepping Stones" to better prepare the hi-potential talent pool, to "step up" to new opportunities. Kathryn Gardner, ARDEX Recruitment and Employee Development Manager explained, “We believe our employees are our most important asset as an organization and it is critical to create innovative education programs to enhance learning and develop an engaged workforce.” Founded in 1978, ARDEX Americas has always put a focus on learning and education for their customers -and employees. Rhonda West, ARDEX Human Resources Director notes, “ARDEX is known for innovative products, so this award continues a culture of innovation for our overall people process.” 

Award synopsis: ARDEX Americas has created a customized, multi-tiered, learning and development program, that addresses the training needs for every level of personnel, from the individual contributor, to executive leadership.  “Stepping Stones”, is successfully meeting the key challenges identified by the business in successfully assimilating new employees into Company Culture, creating a skilled, diverse and engaged workforce, and a dynamic, hi-potential talent pool, who are better prepared to “step up” to new opportunities – both locally, and globally. ARDEX Americas has made “Driving Culture and People Development”, a key business strategy, and has invested significant time and resources, in creating learning and development programs that directly address business needs, impact bottom-line line results, and give them the competitive advantage. ARDEX is truly making their people, ‘the Foundation on which we build our Business”. 

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A Global Key Player in High Performance Specialty Building Materials:

Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering, tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for commercial and residential applications. As family owned company and built on a foundation of product performance and a global focus on training, the ARDEX Group leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all that we do.