Barrett Distribution Centers Named to First-Ever Inc. Best Workplaces List

Barrett Distribution Centers Named to First-Ever Inc. Best Workplaces List

New York, NY (May 25, 2016) – Franklin, MA based Barrett Distribution Centers has been listed to Inc.’s inaugural 50 Best Workplaces, the first such measurement of American companies with up to 500 employees that deploy state-of-the-art techniques to keep their staff happy and productive.

Working with employee engagement and culture experts Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Nebraska, Inc.’s list is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and keeping the best talent.

We hear it over and over again from the fast-growing businesses we cover: The biggest challenge that any business owner faces is finding and keeping the best people. That’s why building a workplace culture that allows your staff to grow with your company is absolutely crucial,” explains Inc.’s President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “Recipients of the Inc. Best Workplaces Awards have done so in spades. They should be celebrated and emulated.”

Established as a single warehouse in 1941, Barrett Distribution has grown to a privately-owned network totalling  over 3 million sq. ft. of state-of-the-art warehousing and fulfillment capacity.  Our high-performance teams serve over 100 customers, in an array of industries from fast-moving consumer goods, apparelfootwearhealth and beauty, home goods and housewares, automotivefood products and online retailers

The 2016 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on a collection of multiple choice, scaled, and open-ended items. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. Core components of the scoring include company practices around management, employee recognition, performance communication, benefits, and other elements of the employee experience. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $2 million, in business at least three years, with full time employees count ranging between 5 and 500.

About Barrett Distribution Centers

Barrett Distribution Centers, headquartered in Franklin, MA, is a premier provider of third-party logistics services.  For over 75 years, the company has been providing tailored supply chain service solutions including warehousing, distribution, fulfillment, transportation and value-added services.  Barrett currently operates over 3 million square feet in the U.S. with key logistics centers in Greater BostonNew JerseyBaltimoreVirginiaMemphis & Southern California. Barrett’s industry solutions include B2B & B2C program management for food, candy/confectionary industries, consumer electronics, apparel & footwear, health & beauty, and automotive parts. 

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders.  Winner of Advertising Age’s “The A-List” in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today.  For more information, visit

About Quantum Workplace

Quantum Workplace is an HR technology company that serves organizations through employee engagement surveys, action-planning tools, exit surveys, peer-to-peer recognition, performance evaluations, goal tracking, and leadership assessment.