Forbes Magazine contributing writers visited Acadian’s offices recently and met with employees to compile a feature on the company and its employee-ownership model.

Orientation Coordinator Heidi Luquette and National EMS Academy Instructor and ESOP Committee Chair Harry Murphy sat down with Mary Josephs to talk about how the Employee Stock Ownership Plan culture drives day-to-day decisions in the company and influences cost-saving measures.

Investing in employees has proven to be a bonus for the company and employees alike. Many long-term employees are now enjoying a more comfortable retirement than they might otherwise.

“We wouldn’t be the same company without the ESOP,” Acadian Chief Financial Officer David Kelly says. “The culture, the mindset and the attitude of the employees has gotten better and better.”

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