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Danny Windham, vice chair for workforce of the Chamber of Commerce, congratulates Julia Michaux of Torch Technologies. The company was named one of the Best Places To Work in Huntsville/Madison County. (Photo: Tim Hanson, WHNT News 19)

Do you earn a paycheck from one of Huntsville’s Best Places To Work? Company representatives and employees will tell you a good job is about much more than that.

Tuesday, 20 local companies were honored in the 2012 ‘Best Places To Work’ luncheon, presented by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce and North Alabama Society for Human Resource Management.  Several hundred people attended the event at the Von Braun Center North Hall.

Winners were based solely on surveys by employees.  More than 200 organizations were initially nominated for the award, and more than 60 completed online surveys in order to be qualified for the honor.

Quantum Workplace measured and selected companies based on team effectiveness, retention probability, trust with co-workers, trust in senior leaders, individual contribution and other factors.

Here is a list of winning companies, in four divisions:

25-35 workers (micro)
–    QuantiTech
–    QTEC
–    Edward Jones
–    Nesin Therapy Services
–    Pinnacle Solutions

36-70 workers (small)
–    Willbrook Solutions
–    Brockwell Technologies
–    Venturi
–    Manufacturing Technical Solutions (MTS)
–    Maynard Cooper & Gale

71-200 workers (medium)
–    PeopleTec
–    Modern Technology Solutions
–    Integration Innovation Incorporated (i3)
–    Avion Solutions
–    Aegis Technologies

201 or more workers (large)
–    Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
–    URS Corporation
–    Torch Technologies
–    Camber Corporation
–    Dynetics

Twelve employees were also named Most Valuable Employee:

25-35 workers (micro)

–    Kelly Foshee, QTEC
–    Tara Williams, QuantiTech
–    Mark Pepper, CANVAS

36-70 workers (small)

–    Kim Leach, Willbrook Solutions
–    Wendy Graves, Brockwell Technologies
–    Pam Cooper, Venturi

71-200 more workers (medium)

–    Chris Hemphill, PeopleTec
–    Jennifer Franklin, Tec-Masters
–    Susie Vaughn, PeopleTec

201 or more workers (large)

–    Billy Cannon, URS
–    Sonya Tolliver, Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
–    Jill Curtis, URS
Congratulations to all the winning companies and employees!