Graco Inc., parent company of powder coating equipment producer Gema, has been recognized as one of the 2016 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production, according to Fortune Magazine. “This recognition from Fortune is a reflection of our engaged and committed workforce at Graco,” said Patrick J. McHale, Graco’s president and CEO. “Graco employees make this a great place to work every day, which not only positively impacts their coworkers, but also our shareholders, suppliers, distributor partners, end users and the community.” Graco ranked No. 10 on the internationally-recognized list, a ranking based on employees’ own assessments of the trust they feel toward leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with coworkers. Out of the employees surveyed worldwide, 97 percent expressed great pride in Graco. The top workplaces as a collective group for 2016 have an employee turnover average of 7.2 percent, about half the national industry average of 13%. Graco’s employee turnover the past year was 4 percent.