JOPLIN, Mo. — TAMKO Building Products was voted “Best Industrial Employer” for the second year in a row, and for the first time ever, “Best Employer” overall, in The Joplin Globe newspaper’s “2019 Readers’ Choice Favorites of the Four States” contest.

The four-states refers to a region where southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas connect and this is the area where TAMKO was founded in 1944.

The company said the honors are particularly special this year as it achieves a significant milestone: its 75th anniversary. Over 75 years, TAMKO has grown from just one location with 35 employees to multiple locations nationwide with more than 600 employees in the four states area alone.

"We're immensely proud of this recognition, which is a testament to our strong company culture,” said TAMKO President and CEO David Humphreys. “We are grateful for this community endorsement and the support of everyone who helped make this possible.”