McCormick ranked 86th among U.S. employers

Maryland Watch

December 20, 1997

McCormick & Co. Inc. was named yesterday by Fortune magazine as one of the nation's top 100 companies for which to work.

The Sparks-based spice giant ranked 86th on the list that was headed by Southwest Airlines of Dallas. Other Maryland-based companies on the list include Marriott International Inc. of Bethesda, 27th, and Life Technologies Inc. of Gaithersburg, 42nd.

For McCormick, this is the third time it has been ranked in the top 100 by the authors of the article, who published books with similar rankings in 1984 and 1993. "We're proud we've been able to maintain staying power for more than a decade," said McCormick spokesman Mac Barrett.

Fortune compiled the list, which appears in its Jan. 12 issue, LTC after interviews with more than 20,000 randomly selected employees at scores of companies nationwide.

To be eligible, a company had to be at least 10 years old and employ a minimum of 500 people.

Others on the list include MBNA Corp. of Wilmington, Del., which ranked sixth, and W. L. Gore & Associates of Newark, Del., seventh.

Pub Date: 12/20/97

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