The Annual Employee Celebration is widely regarded as a family reunion at T.W. Frierson. It is the one time a year that every employee-owner gathers in TWF’s shop to eat a meal, enjoy fellowship with one another, receive company updates, and recognize our service award and 100% ESOP vested employee owners. In addition, employee owners graciously arrive with their donations and canned goods items to benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission
The event traditionally starts off with a beloved catfish lunch provided by Uncle Bud’s Catfish. The tradition of the catfish lunch spans generations of ownership and has been carried on by the employee owners that are active today. Following lunch, the company gathers as a whole and discusses the state of the company. From HR to safety, each department provides updates for the coming year. Following these updates, employee anniversary milestones are celebrated through service awards. The dispersion of the service awards provides a great segway to allow us to celebrate those who have received promotions since the prior celebration.
Following the celebratory updates, employee owners are offered key insight and information as to the company’s performance both as a General Contractor as well as an ESOP. This allows each employee to possess the key knowledge of TWF and its business ventures. Ensuring our employee owners can experience and understand their ownership to its full capacity is an integral part of the culture at T.W. Frierson.