JOPLIN, Mo. — The four-state community has once again voted to give TAMKO Building Products top honors as a respected employer in multiple contests in the region.

This is the third year in a row TAMKO has been named "Favorite Industrial Employer" and the second year in a row to receive the top recognition award as "Favorite Employer" overall in the Reader’s Choice Favorites of the Four States annual contest, hosted by regional newspaper, The Joplin Globe. This is also the second year in a row TAMKO was voted Best Employer in the Best of the Four States annual contest, hosted by Zimmer Marketing, a four-state area marketing agency and radio station conglomerate.

The annual contests invite community members from the four-states to vote on their favorite businesses in a variety of categories including automotive, financial, food, entertainment and recreation, apparel, medical, retail, health and beauty and services. Both contests incorporate businesses in the four-state area, a region with a population of approximately 400,000, where Southwest Missouri, Southeast Kansas, Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas connect.

During its more than 75 years in business, TAMKO has employed thousands of dedicated men and women across the country. Many of those employees have, and still do, call the four-state area home, just as TAMKO does, since the company’s first-ever location was a streetcar barn in Joplin, Mo., in 1944. Since then, TAMKO has grown to a national business and one of the largest manufacturers of asphalt shingles in the country, while maintaining the best of its hometown company culture.

“It’s always a tremendous honor when those in your hometown value your business and the employment opportunities you provide,” said David Humphreys, TAMKO chairman and CEO. “We value the four-state community and our loyal, dedicated employees who have worked hard to make TAMKO a success.”