PITTSTON, PA- December 12, 2018 – Times Leader Media Group, a collection of print and digital products that provide coverage of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area, recognizes Benco Dental as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Northeast Pennsylvania.
The ranking considered input from readers of The Times Leader, a seven-day publication with an audience of more than 139,495, that is the flagship of The Times Leader Media Group. Benco Dental, the nation’s largest privately-owned dental distributor, earned Gold Award status in the competition based on feedback obtained through The Times Leader print publication and website.
“We’re all very proud to be honored as one of NEPA’s Best Places to Work. Great people create great workplaces, so this award reflects the quality and engagement of our associates,” said Chuck Cohen, Managing Director at Benco Dental.
Once associates join the team, the company makes every effort to retain them. One example: Benco’s Wellness Programs continues to be successful, resulting in associates having no increase to their payroll deductions for three of the past four years. Those efforts and many others result in a credo the company stands behind: the Benco Difference. According to George Rable, Vice President, Culture and People at Benco Dental, Benco’s customer net promoter score (NPX) was at an all-time high of 68 in 2018, reinforcing that engaged associates will result in happy customers.
“It’s great when Benco receives recognition as a Best Place to Work from outside organizations,” said Rable.
The Times Leader Media Group recognized Benco Dental, among other award-winning companies at a reception on December 11 at Isabella Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
“We’re very, very proud to be part of this community, to be involved in community activities and to promote economic development,” Mike Murray, Times Leader Media Group CEO & Publisher, said. “This is a great opportunity to recognize businesses that are part of that development and are great places to work.”
Benco Dental also was ranked as a Best Place to Work in Northeast Pennsylvania by Times Leader readers in 2017.
About Benco Dental
Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation. Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained family-owned and focused on its unique mission to “deliver success, smile after smile.”
Within the past 88 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network of more than 65 regional locations, five distribution centers, and three design showrooms. Those design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas, feature North America’s largest selection of dental equipment and technology, as well as a hands-on dental design experience, to assist dentists in the planning and construction of a new office.
Benco, which has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Health Care for the second consecutive year, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, is proud to feature a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO