Custom Alarm/Custom Communications Inc., Rochester, Minn., was named a winner of the 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, distinguishing the employer as a leading practitioner of workplace flexibility in Rochester and across the nation. Custom Alarm was one of nine companies recognized with the award.

The Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility are awarded as part of the When Work Works project, an ongoing initiative of Families and Work Institute, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Twiga Foundation. Through When Work Works, these partner organizations provide research, resources, and recognition to employers nationwide, and share the results of research on creating effective and flexible workplaces.

The Sloan Awards recognize organizations that are dedicated to making work “work” for both the employer and the employees. Winners of this award offer excellent workplace flexibility practices, and use flexibility as a strategic business tool.

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