Spangler Receives Human Resources Award

Bryan, OH - May 2013: On May 15, Spangler Candy Company received the University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation's Human Resource Management Award for Excellence. This award was established by the Department of Management at The University of Toledo in 1998. The purpose of the award is to encourage and recognize excellent progress and achievement in the field of human resource management among area organizations. It has been given annually to an individual or HR department found to have a profound impact on their organization's performance through demonstrated commitment, innovation, and leadership in the human resource function.

Joni Lashaway, Human Resources Coordinator stated, "HR's function is to balance the needs of the company and the needs of the people. Spangler is a family oriented company and HR helps the employees with life, work, and family so they can be productive employees. Valued people become valuable and Spangler truly believes this. I am pleased to be a part of a team that helps employees do what they need to do in order to maintain a good work-life balance."

Niki Mosier, Director-Human Capital stated, "This award is for everyone at Spangler Candy and it recognizes the achievements of our people. It highlights all the things we do right, and also identifies areas where we can continue to improve."

Spangler Candy is recognized for providing organizational leadership in establishing human resources as a key member of its management committee and for developing effective HR practices that support the needs of the company and the employees. It maintains a productive working relationship with the Teamsters Local 20 Union including the recent ratification of a five-year contract and the development of multiple initiatives to support health, wellness, and safety for employees.

Kirk Vashaw, President/CEO stated, "This is a testament that when companies and employees work together to tackle the challenges of a global economy, everyone wins."

About Spangler Candy Company
Founded in 1906, Spangler Candy remains family owned and manufactures quality confections including Dum Dums®, Saf-T-Pops®, Circus Peanuts, Spangler® Candy Canes.

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