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Torch Technologies

Recognition for a job well done can be as simple as dinner and a movie, and at Torch Technologies, it is.
Employees join CEO Bill Roark and his wife Brenda (front) for the Torch Technologies team at the 2011 American Heart Association walk.

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Torch Technologies

Location: Huntsville, Alabama

Founded: 2002

2010 revenue: $49.7 million

CEO: William Roark

Website: torchtechnologies.com

Number of employees: 175

What it does: Provides engineering services to the Department of Defense

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When employees go above and beyond their 40-hour workday responsibilities, Torch Technologies rewards them with dinner and movie tickets delivered to their home with a thank you letter signed by CEO Bill Roark. "It's the best program we've ever implemented," Roark says. "I get notes from kids and wives after that literally bring tears to my eyes." Since implementing the award program in 2007, Torch Technologies recognizes around 20 or 25 employees every year. The engineering company also encourages cross collaboration among different projects and divisions by giving all employees ownership stock in the company.

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Last updated: May 23, 2011




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