YARMOUTH, ME – Summit Utilities Inc., parent company of Summit Natural Gas of Maine was recently named as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management - Maine State Council (MESHRM) and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include: Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine HR Convention.
“At Summit, we are a stronger company because we honor and embrace our differences. Like many companies, the challenges we are facing because of COVID-19 are demanding and unprecedented. By putting our people first and understanding their needs during this difficult time, we’ve been able to rise above these challenges and strengthen our company culture that puts our customers, team members and communities at the heart of all we do. Amid a global pandemic, it is a great honor to be named one of the best places to work in Maine and a true testament to our entire team that has worked so hard to provide clean, safe and reliable energy solutions to the people of Maine,” said Kurt Adams, President and CEO of Summit Utilities, Inc.
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2020 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 84 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees). Summit Utilities Inc. will be ranked in the large employer category.
Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings managed by the Best Companies Group will be announced on October 19, 2020.
Summit Natural Gas of Maine provides natural gas service to many Maine communities in and around the Kennebec Valley, Cumberland, Falmouth, and Yarmouth. It serves more than 3,300 customers and is committed to providing a reliable, modern and safe natural gas system to its customers. Summit Natural Gas of Maine operates approximately 68 miles of transmission piping and 182 miles of distribution piping, all of which are odorized.