Employee Ownership

Building now and for the future.

Beam Signing

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

After 58 years of being a family-owned company, Messer became an employee-owned company in 1990. This action required the vision and sacrifices of a few to build the career paths and ownership years later for so many.

In 2020, Messer celebrated 30 years of employee ownership. This has helped us drive our continued focus on community investment, diverse business partnerships and client relationships for positive impact where we live and work.

ESOP Benefits

ESOP Benefits

An ESOP can spur job creation, improve wages and productivity and strengthen retirement savings. Messer’s ESOP is 100% company-funded. And unlike a 401(k), nothing comes out of the employee’s paycheck.

"Employment without ownership is work; employment with ownership is opportunity.”

Several Messer employee owners share what being part of an ESOP means to them.

The quote above is from former president and CEO Pete Strange's  book Steerageway: How Employee Owners Set Direction Amid the Currents of Change