Mar. 03, 2021

HOUSTON – Kuraray America, Inc. (Kuraray) was recognized as one of the “Top Workplaces for 2021” by Top Workplaces USA, ranking within the top five for the manufacturing industry in the 500-999 employee size category. This is the first time that Kuraray has been recognized in this quarterly selection. To view the list, click here.

“At Kuraray, we are committed to creating a safe and collaborative workplace that encourages ideas from our global team of employees,” said Tom Tonan, Kuraray’s Director of Human Resources. “It is an honor to be recognized as a Top Workplace for 2021.”

With this year’s data driven from 70,000 organizations and 23 million employee surveys, only 600 organizations across four different size-bands were distinguished by their role in workplace excellence.

The Top Workplaces program begins its selections by capturing employee feedback within 15 company culture drivers organized into themes. Organizations’ scores within these themes are used as indicators of organizational health, which drives employee engagement and better business results. The selections come from the results of employee engagement surveys administered by Energage, a leading research firm that specializes in assisting organizations to build and brand Top Workplaces.

“As this award relies solely on employee feedback, it is a direct reflection of our innovative staff who remain dedicated to the roles they serve within Kuraray, as well as in the community,” said Tonan. “On behalf of our leadership team, I thank all Kuraray employees who positively influence our work and shape our business.”


About Kuraray

Founded in 1926, Kuraray is a world leader in performance-based polymer and specialty materials technologies, including resins, chemicals, fibers and textiles. The company operates many subsidiaries around the world, including Kuraray America, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas. Within the United States, Kuraray America, Inc. operates eight top-of-the-line research and production facilities located in Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia. For more information, visit

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