Stark County’s Peoples Services, Inc.
Named 2016 Family Business Achievement Award Winner
CANTON, OHIO… September 27, 2016—Peoples Services, Inc., a third-generation family owned business located in Stark County, was recently presented the 2016 Family Business Achievement Award during the Family Business Conference at Cuyahoga Community College.
“We are honored to receive this distinguished award,” said Doug Sibila, President and CEO of Peoples Services, Inc. “Our company is about people, ideas, solutions and innovation. We have over 100 years of experience and best practices in third-party logistics and we are continually looking at new services we can provide to our customers.”
Based on values and a dedicated work ethic, the Canton-based Peoples Services, Inc. operates 34 facilities that service the automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, food grade, industrial and polymers industries throughout Ohio, Michigan, the Carolinas, Virginia and West Va.
“We employ more than 500 people and offer great opportunities for both family and non-family members. All family members are required to gain real world experience outside of the company prior to full-time employment at Peoples Services, Inc. As they enter the company, they begin at an entry-level position or one that suits their talents and experience,” explained Peoples Services, Inc.’s Ron Sibila, CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Company employees are actively involved in community organizations including the Stark Development Board Team NEO, Massillon Development Foundation, Stark County Port Authority, Stark State College, Boy Scouts of America, American Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Children Hospitals, Catholic Schools and Charities, Aultman Foundation, Mercy Hospital, local chambers of commerce, Jaycees, the local food bank and churches and beyond.
Family Business Achievement Award nominations were considered through a nomination process and based on history and evolution of the company; positive family-business linkage; multiple generation family business involvement; innovative business practices and succession planning strategy; non-family member engagement; and outside resources.
Peoples Services, Inc. Peoples Services, Inc. is a network of companies dedicated to providing third party logistics services, operating over 6-million square feet of public and contract warehouse space throughout six states. Through specialization in a variety of commodities from chemicals and plastics to consumer goods, Peoples Services, Inc. is a partner of the American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® Program and has achieved the SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) designation for their reduction of hazards and low incident rates at five Ohio facilities. For more information, visit www.peoplesservices.com.