Russell Herder Client RoyOMartin Wins National ACT Workplace Success Award


All of us at Russell Herder are proud to congratulate our client, Alexandria, La.-based RoyOMartin, as the recipient of the 2017 ACT National Workplace Success Exemplar Award. The Exemplar Award recognizes the exceptional achievements of students, schools and employers who champion college and career readiness in their communities. The winners are selected by a national committee of education and workforce leaders from across the U.S.

The National Exemplars were chosen from four semifinalists in each campaign category: high school senior (Student Readiness Exemplar), high school (College and Career Readiness Exemplar), postsecondary institution (Career Preparedness Exemplar), and employer (Workplace Success Exemplar). The four National Exemplars were recognized at ACT’s annual corporate meeting on October 19, 2017, in Iowa City, Iowa.
“RoyOMartin is one of the South’s largest independent forestry and wood-products manufacturing companies,” said Raymond A. Peters, RoyOMartin vice president for human resources and marketing, who was on hand in Iowa City to accept the award. “As a learning organization, we believe education is key to workplace success. We support the personal and professional development of our current employees, as well as those seeking to enter the workforce.”

RoyOMartin is committed to closing the workforce gap in Central Louisiana and seeks to do so by offering employees a compensation system that promotes self-directed learning and advancement, an internal leadership-development program focused on hard and soft skills, and scholarships for employees and their dependents. RoyOMartin also partners with high schools, technical colleges, and universities to prepare students with the technical and manufacturing skills they need to succeed in the workforce and in life.

ACT is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. Headquartered in Iowa City, ACT is trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. ACT offers a uniquely integrated set of solutions designed to provide personalized insights that help individuals succeed from elementary school through career.

Kudos to our friends in the Bayou State! Learn more about RoyOMartin on their website!