Nordson EFD Wins “Best Places to Work” Award

Unique Culture Based on Continuous Improvement, Product Excellence, Customer Service

14 Jun 2010

June 14, 2010 East Providence, RI -- Nordson EFD, a division of Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) has been named a winner in the “Best Places to Work in Rhode Island 2010” competition conducted by the Providence Business News.

The purpose of the program is to recognize those employers who create positive work environments and provide good benefits, training, and advancement opportunities to their employees.

According to Nordson EFD president Jeff Pembroke, “We have a unique culture based on continuous improvement and learning, and have been fortunate to attract people with a real passion for excellence and customer service. The quality and commitment of our employees has been critical to our success, and we strive to acknowledge that through competitive compensation, attractive benefits and continuing career opportunities.”

Employees were asked to complete a confidential engagement and satisfaction survey consisting of 72 multiple choice questions that ranked categories such as corporate culture, work environment, compensation and relationships with supervisors. Company policies and benefits, including hiring and employment practices, insurance programs, retirement accounts and profit sharing programs, were also evaluated by an independent third party.

EFD was founded in 1963 and acquired by Nordson Corporation in 2000. Headquartered in East Providence, the company has grown into a global operation with more than 400 employees and a presence in 30 countries.

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Nordson EFD designs and manufactures precision fluid dispensing systems for benchtop assembly processes and automated assembly lines. By enabling manufacturers to apply the same amount of adhesive, lubricant or other assembly fluid to every part, every time, EFD dispensing systems are helping companies in a wide variety of industries increase throughput, improve quality, and lower their production costs. The company is also a leading formulator of high-quality solder pastes for printing and dispensing applications in the electronics industry.

Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, coatings and other materials to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries.