Executives with Kuraray America, Inc. have announced that the company has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year by the National Association for Business Resources as one of “Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.”
Every year, NABR recognizes companies who successfully hire and retain qualified employees, demonstrating leadership in employment standards.
“We are honored and humbled to once again receive this award. This recognition is all about our staff and their commitment to Kuraray,” said Director of Human Resources Tom Tonan. “Kuraray continues to be an innovative company because of our amazing team that paves the way for our customers and industry.”
With more than 10 years of experience, the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors companies that deliver exceptional human resource practices and an impressive commitment to its employees. Organizations are assessed based on communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition and retention.
Headquartered in Bayport in the southeast Houston area, KAI has over 400 local employees as well as over 700 employees nationwide. With four plants in the Houston area, KAI is a global leader in specialty chemical, fiber and resin production, leading the industry in specialty dental, fiber and elastomer products. For more information on KAI, visit www.kuraray.us.com
Founded in 1926, Japan-based Kuraray is a world leader in performance-based polymer and synthetic chemistry technologies, including resins, chemical, fibers and textiles. It was the first entity in the world to bring polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) synthetic fiber to market. The company operates 19 subsidiaries around the world, including Kuraray America, Inc., which is headquartered in Houston. The U.S. division is focused on becoming an integrated supplier with complete portfolio of coatings and compounds for the food, glass, packaging and oil & gas sectors. For more information, visit www.kuraray.co.jp/en.