TMS Named One of Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania

November 12, 2013 9:13 AM | Diane Scheuring

November 11, 2013 - Warrendale, PA (USA) - The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Business Times.

TMS was one of 114 companies awarded the honor, 78 of which, like the Society, are considered small companies (fewer than 50 employees). The Best Places to Work in Western Pennsylvania program is designed to recognize the Pittsburgh region’s leading employersundefinedcompanies that go beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for their employees, according to the Business Times.

Companies are judged based upon the results of an online employee survey that evaluates: team effectiveness, retention, employee alignment with company goals, trust with co-workers, individual contribution, manager effectiveness, trust in senior leaders, feeling valued, work engagement, and people practices.

“Speaking on behalf of the staff, we are really quite delighted to have our workplace recognized in this fashion,” said James J. Robinson, TMS executive director. “As a small nonprofit, it is challenging to provide the same kind of workplace amenities that many commercial organizations supply. So, we try to close the gap by providing an encouraging environment that emphasizes collaboration, flexibility, and effectiveness in working toward our goals on behalf of our constituency. Having a great team of co-workers doesn’t hurt, either!”

TMS was the only professional society on the list and ranked third among its fellow non-profits awarded Best Places to Work honors. A plaque commemorating the honor was presented to Robinson and will be displayed in TMS’s Warrendale, Pennsylvania, offices.


TMS is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its 12,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents.

Media Contact:

Maureen Byko

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The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)

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