Training magazine Announces 2020 Training Top 125 Winners

Rankings will be revealed at the Training 2020 Conference & Expo, February 24-26, 2020, in Orlando, FL.

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Lorri Freifeld, Editor-in-Chief, Training magazine

Minneapolis, MN (November 25, 2019)—Training magazine, the leading business publication for Learning and Development professionals, today announced the winners for the annual Training Top 125, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. The rankings for the 125 leading organizations will be unveiled during a black-tie awards gala February 24 during the Training 2020 Conference & Expo, February 24-26, 2020, in Orlando, FL. During the gala, Training magazine also will induct Leading Real Estate Companies of the World into the Training Top 10 Hall of Fame as it earned a spot in the Top 10 of the Training Top 125 for four consecutive years.

“The 2020 Training Top 125 winners demonstrate the magic that happens when organizations tie training to specific, measurable strategic goals, leading to the behavior change, business impact, and employee engagement that drive success,” said Training magazine Editor-in-Chief Lorri Freifeld. “We salute these best-in-class organizations for their ardent dedication to continuous employee learning and development and their investment in innovative ways to deliver on their commitment.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Training Top 125 ranking is based on myriad benchmarking statistics such as total training budget; percentage of payroll; number of training hours per employee program; hours of training per employee annually; detailed formal programs; learning goals; Kirkpatrick Level 3 and 4 evaluation; and business outcomes measurement. The ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives, and the results they achieve.

The 2020 Training Top 125 Winners (in alphabetical order) are:

AAA Northeast

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Applied Materials, Inc.


Argo Group

Ascend Federal Credit Union

AstraZeneca China

AT&T Communications

Avanade Inc.

Bankers Life

Bass & Associates, P.C.

BB&T Corporation

Bell and Howell

Best Buy

Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BWHR)

Birmingham Water Works Board

BKD CPAs & Advisors

BNP Paribas

BNSF Railway Company

Bright Horizons

C&A Industries Inc.

CarMax, Inc.

Coast Professional, Inc.

Compass One Healthcare

Concentrix Corporation


CVS Health


Dellbrook | JKS Construction

DISH Network

Dollar General Corporation, LLC

Edward Jones

Elevations Credit Union

Emser Tile, LLC

England Logistics


ESL Federal Credit Union

Exchange Bank

FDIC Corporate University

Fisher Investments

FORUM Credit Union

G4S Secured Solutions (USA) Inc

Gables Residential

Gilbane Building Company

Hackensack Meridian Health


Hayes Locums

HD Supply Facilities Maintenance

HGS Inc.

Huntington Learning Center

Huntington National Bank

Independence Blue Cross Inc.

Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies for Johnson & Johnson


Johns Hopkins Community Physicians

Kimball Midwest

LaSalle Network

LifeNet Health

Mariner Finance LLC

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration

MasTec Utility Services


Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

Microchip Technology Inc

Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO)

Mohawk Industries, Inc.

MTM, Inc.



Navy Federal Credit Union

Nebraska Medicine

New York Life

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement

One Nevada Credit Union


Panda Restaurant Group

Paychex, Inc.


Penn Station East Coast Subs

People’s Trust Insurance Co.

Persistent Systems Ltd

Personnel Board of Jefferson County

Pilot Company


PPL Electric Utilities

PSA Airlines

PV Fluid Products Inc.

Rollins, LLC

Roscoe Property Management



Shaw Industries

Signature Consultants


Sonic Automotive

Southern California Edison

Southern Management Corporation


Special Response Corporation

Spectrum Health

State Compensation Insurance Fund


Summit Security Services

Sundt Construction

Tarkett North America – A Division of Tarkett

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Two Men and a Truck International

United Shore

University of New Mexico Hospitals

Valley Bank

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Van Meter Inc.



Visa Inc.

VSP Global

VyStar Credit Union

Walden Security

Walmart Inc

WellSpan Health

Wequassett Resort and Golf Club

Western & Southern Financial Group

Williams & Fudge, Inc.

Windham Professionals Inc.

In-depth profiles of each of the top five companies will appear in the March/April 2020 issue of Training, and more information about the training efforts of all 125 winners will appear in the issue and online at

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About Training

Training magazine is the leading business publication for learning and development and HR professionals. It has been the ultimate resource for innovative learning and development—in print, in person, and online—over the last 50-plus years.Training magazine and Training magazine Events are produced by Lakewood Media Group.

Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.