CENTRIA will be featured in a new employee benefits best practices guide from the Principal Financial Group® entitled ‘The Formula for Success’, which tells stories of how and why CENTRIA continues to remain committed to employee benefits in the best and worst of economic times.

“In a challenging environment like this, it is refreshing to showcase the good things happening in companies today,” said Renee Schaaf, vice president of the Principal Financial Group. “Companies like CENTRIA are working hard to stand by their employees. They understand that how they treat their employees during tough economic times will impact their ability to keep and attract great employees when the economy turns around.”

In 2008 CENTRIA, along with nine other companies nationwide, was selected by an independent panel of benefits experts as one of the Principal 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security. The award highlighted these companies’ commitment to their employees’ financial security, including consistently maintaining and expanding employee benefit programs.

“In addition to being an industry leader in the design and development of architectural metal wall and roof systems, CENTRIA is also honored to receive this distinction as a leader in advocating the importance of a comprehensive employee benefits program,” said Rob Leighton, director of human resources at CENTRIA.

Benefits experts selected CENTRIA as one of the ten best because of its outstanding health and supplemental programs, as well as strong retirement, wellness and employee communication programs.

The Principal 10 Best Companies is a national program that recognizes small- and medium-size companies that excel at giving their employees a financial edge. The new best practices guide is available at no charge from www.principal.com/bestguide. Profiles of the 2008 winners can also be found on this website.