Contact: Ashon McCollin
Phone: 718-624-4900 ext.121
For Immediate Release
37.5 Hours of Work, 40 Hours of Pay At IceStone
Brooklyn, NY – (March 19th, 2018) – Known for empowering its employees and providing many benefits, IceStone has recently found another way to show their appreciation to its loyal workers by reducing their hours, but maintaining their same salary. Instead of the normal 40 hour work week, which included a 30 minute lunch break and two 15 minute breaks, employees now work 37.5 hours a week and get to keep the same 30 minute and two 15 minute breaks. CEO Dal LaMagna says: “Usually productivity gains only benefit the stockholders of companies. We feel that paying employees the same for less hours worked is a great way of sharing these gains with the employees.”
More about IceStone and its relationship to its employees:
All IceStone employees have ownership in the company, and earn a living wage immediately upon hire. Many of IceStone’s employees have been with the company for 10+ years and their loyalty was never more felt than during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. While IceStone’s owners and investors were ready to shut the business down permanently when the factory got flooded, the employees were confident that they could fix the damaged machines. With the help of an SBA Disaster Loan, IceStone was able to pay its employees during the 6 month period while the business was down and they disassembled then reassembled the machines, and were able to have them up and running again, saving their jobs and the company. See NY Times story: http://nyti.ms/16kBEpl
Our team has been making IceStone recycled glass surfaces in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, NY since 2003. We are proud to provide quality manufacturing jobs right here in America. With the help of our partners, IceStone surfaces are distributed throughout the US & Canada. As a founding B Corp, IceStone employees are joined together by a common goal: to continually improve the growth and development of our triple bottom line mission of People, Planet, and Profit.