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11 mainstays, 19 newcomers make list

Employees of Ben E. Keith's fleet maintenance department gather for a truck stop safety dinner. [Photo provided]

Employees of Ben E. Keith's fleet maintenance department gather for a truck stop safety dinner. [Photo provided]

Eleven Oklahoma companies have made the list every year of the six years that The Oklahoman's Top Workplaces contest has existed. Meanwhile, 19 companies made the list for the first time this year.

Newcomers claimed four of the 20 spots on the large company list, including CACI International Inc., Putnam City Schools, Duncan Regional Hospital and SSM Health.

Among the 20 midsize winners were six newcomers, including No. 3-ranked Tapstone Energy, Sonic Drive-In, Great Plains National Bank, City of Mustang, Moore-Norman Technology Center and Panda Restaurant Group.

Of the 40 small companies designated as Top Workplaces, nine were first-timers. Those included Homes by Taber, Tulsa-based Corterra Energy LLC, FTC Transportation, CL Boyd Company Inc., World Travel Service LLC, Crafton Tull, PaceButler Corp., Timberlake Construction and Baer & Timberlake P.C.

Meanwhile, veteran winners took five of the 20 spots for large companies, including Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Paycom, Ben E. Keith Co., Southwestern Medical Center and Valir Health.

On the list of 20 midsize employers, BKD CPAs & Advisors has prevailed every year.

Among the 40 small employers, five have made the list all six years: Bank2, Oklahoma Arthritis Center, Saxum, Oklahoma Water Resources Board and EOG Resources.

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