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Computerworld Names Worthington Industries to 100 Best Places to Work in IT


COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) announced today that it has been named a Best Place to Work in IT by IDG’s Computerworld for the second consecutive year. The publication annually recognizes the top 100 organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. Worthington ranks No. 10 among 59 companies in the large organization category.

“I’m very proud of our IT team for achieving this recognition for a second year in a row,” said Chief Information Officer Matt Schlabig. “I’m inspired by the passion our team has for the important work we do, and as our Company grows, we look forward to expanding our impact.”

Worthington’s IT department plays a critical role in the Company’s overall growth strategy. As the Company remains active in mergers and acquisitions, IT is at the forefront, integrating new businesses around the globe. The team maintains and enhances systems used to run daily manufacturing and support operations from ERP to Business Intelligence. IT also partners with the Company’s business functions, using the latest technologies to solve business challenges, from improving manufacturing safety and ergonomics through human augmentation, to enhancing security through cyber education.

“Over the past couple of years, we've seen an already tight market for tech talent get even tighter,” said Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis. “Computerworld's 2018 Best Places to Work in IT list illustrates that the companies that offer the best working environments aren't satisfied with rolling out one or two initiatives. They seek an edge in the talent marketplace through a combination of good salaries, great benefits, ready access to training, and the deployment of cutting-edge technologies. They recognize that the top tech talent can easily move to the organization that respects them best, and they are determined to be that organization.”

About Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of lT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Worthington Industries
Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2018 fiscal year net sales of $3.6 billion.  Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for propane, refrigerant and industrial gasses and cryogenic applications, water well tanks for commercial and residential uses, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil & gas equipment, and consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction.  Worthington employs approximately 12,000 people and operates 85 facilities in 11 countries. 

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today's abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms. Computerworld's award-winning website (, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available at

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