Structus Building Technologies, manufacturer of the No Coat corner bead line as well as other drywall-related accessories and products, has been named one of the top companies to work for in Oregon, byOregon Businessmagazine. The publication surveyed more than 30,000 employees* across the state to rank Structus No. 20 among medium-sized companies (50 to 249 employees).

“(These companies) work every day at being great places to work by putting a premium on treating employees with respect, openness and trust,” saidOregon Businessmagazine Editor Robin Doussard. “They look at their budgets and find ways to fund the best benefits they can. And in many ways this year, just keeping the doors open and keeping people working makes them heroes.”

“Our employees are our most important asset,” said Bill Scannell, president of Structus and formerW&Ccolumnist. “We place great value on building a culture of support, respect and fun. We share the same vision and values, and it shows in employee happiness and our financial performance.” Structus adds this recent recognition to other awards for its commitment to leadership and innovation. In 2007, the company received the “Manufacturing Excellence Award” from Economic Development for Central Oregon for its manufacturing accomplishments.

The Bend, Ore.-based manufacturer’s CEO Tim Smythe said, “This a real honor for our company. We are all very proud of our achievements, internally and in the marketplace. It motivates us to be even better in everything we do.”

*The 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon rankings are based on confidential surveys filled out by 30,000 employees across the state and a benefits report completed by each company.