The newspapers conducted a poll that allowed respondents to write in any local business’s name. They received more than 2,000 responses, and Azusa, Calif.-based Cardinal got the most votes in the Green Company category.
Cardinal is at the forefront of earth-friendly manufacturing of dog products. The company installed solar panels in 2009, and now the air conditioning in the warehouse and offices is powered entirely by the sun.
“Luckily when we ‘went green,’ the upgrades in equipment and savings in electricity meant we could have an air-conditioned factory and pet food distribution center,” said Tony de Vos, president and CEO of Cardinal. “It makes it a more comfortable environment for the employees. I think that’s one of the things they appreciate. Kindness and knowing your employees always helps too.”
In addition, Cardinal was voted a “Favorite” in the Best Overall Companies to Work For category.