Blachford Acoustics Group Awarded 2021 ARPM Innovation Award

Last week at the ARPM (Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers) Benchmarking & Best Practices Conference, it was announced that Blachford Acoustics Group was awarded a 2021 ARPM Innovation Award for Employee Retention.  During our 100th year in business, Blachford was voted second place nationally in the industry regarding employee retention innovation.

In our application for consideration of the award, our HR team broke down our benefit plans as well as highlighted some of the recent activities celebrating our 100 Year Anniversary.  The voters recognized Blachford to have some of the best benefits and strongest employee communication opportunities.  During the award ceremony, the presenters specifically called out Blachford’s employee referral programs, company gatherings, salaried hybrid work schedules and company-wide town hall meetings each quarter.


About Blachford Acoustics Group

Blachford Acoustics Group is the premier designer and supplier of acoustical materials, molded headliners and floor mats for heavy truck, off-highway, marine and other industrial OEM’s. Backed by a state-of-the-art acoustics laboratory and vertically integrated manufacturing plants in West Chicago, Illinois, Kings Mountain NC, Cambridge, Ontario and Chesterfield, England, we offer custom designed solutions. Blachford Acoustics Group is the technology leader in targeted markets having served customers in North America for over 50 years. With the addition of the Chesterfield location, we can now provide common, coordinated solutions to North America and Europe. We excel at helping customers make their vehicles attractive, cool and quiet. Blachford places high value on ensuring every employee has a voice and we stress that each can make a difference in our business. Our Environmental Management System is ISO 14001 Registered, and we are committed to being a responsible corporate citizen.

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