SME Recognized for Excellence


SME Recognized for Excellence

In addition to being named one of Metropolitan Detroit’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR), SME was awarded the top honor “2016 Elite Award - "Best of the Best Overall Award" at the annual awards luncheon held on September 23, 2016. Established in 1964, SME specializes in geotechnical, environmental, pavement, building and construction materials, building enclosures and metals and coatings consulting and design services.

Hundreds of companies throughout the Metropolitan Detroit region compete for a “101 Best and Brightest” designation, but only companies with the highest quality workplace initiatives are selected each year. Companies are rated on: Compensation; Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; and Strategic Company Performance.

“Elite” winners are chosen in each category for excellence in human resources practices and employee enrichment. The Elite Award – Best of the Best Overall Award is given to one company that excels in all of the rating categories.

“SME is extremely proud to have earned the 2016 Elite Award – Best of the Best Overall Award,” said Vice President for Human Resources Sherri Fountain, SPHR. “This award reflects a legacy of compassionate and caring leadership at SME. We're committed to building on the strengths and passions of our team members and enhancing the quality of life for them and their families."