Training magazine Announces Its 2023 Training APEX Awards Winners

The rankings of the leading organizations that excel at employee training and development will be revealed at the Training APEX Awards Gala February 13, 2023, during the 2023 Training Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL.

APEX Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        


Lorri Freifeld, Editor/Publisher, Training magazine

Minneapolis, MN (November 28, 2022)—Training magazine, the leading business publication for Learning and Development (L&D) professionals, today announced the winners of the newly rebranded Training APEX Awards, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. The rankings for the leading organizations will be unveiled during a black-tie Gala to be held February 13, 2023, during the 2023 Training Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL. In addition, Birmingham Water Works Board will be inducted into the Training Hall of Fame after earning rankings in the top 10 for four consecutive years.

“The passion for learning and development burns brightly in the 2023 Training APEX Awards organizations,” notes Training Editor/Publisher Lorri Freifeld. “We salute these best-in-class organizations for their ability to consistently and agilely deliver stellar training in an ever-changing world while providing a culture that allows their people to grow and thrive at work.”

The APEX Awards ranking is based on myriad benchmarking statistics and a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including:

  • Total training budget
  • Percentage of payroll
  • Scope of training programs provided
  • Detailed formal and informal training programs
  • Training linked to business/business unit goals
  • Kirkpatrick Level 3 and 4 evaluation
  • Business outcomes resulting from training

All applications are scored by the Training Hall of Fame members and Editor/Publisher Lorri Freifeld.

In-depth profiles of each of the top five companies will appear in the March 2023 issue of Training, and more information about the training efforts of all the winners will appear in the issue and online at

The 2023 Training APEX Awards Winners (in alphabetical order) are:

AAA Northeast

Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

Allied Universal

Apple Federal Credit Union

Applied Materials, Inc.

Aptive Environmental


Argo Group

Arizona Public Service

Ascend Federal Credit Union

Azalea Health

BankWest, Inc.

Bass & Associates, P.C.

Bell and Howell

BlueSprig Pediatrics

Bronson Healthcare

Brookdale Senior Living Inc.

Cardinal Health


CBE Companies, Inc.

CCA Global Partners

CNO Financial Group

Coast Professional, Inc.

Collaborative Solutions, LLC

Collective Health

Compass One Healthcare


Core & Main

CVS Health

Edward Jones

England Logistics

ESL Federal Credit Union

Ferguson Enterprises

Fisher Investments


Fractal Analytics Pvt. Ltd

Gilbane Building Company


Guardian Life Insurance

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hayes Locums

HD Supply


HMTX Industries

Huntington Bank

Infosys Ltd

Intact Financial Corporation


Johns Hopkins Medicine

Kimball Midwest

Kin + Carta

Kraft Heinz

LaSalle Network

Limbach Holdings, Inc.

Long & Foster Real Estate

Marine Corps Community Services-Miramar

Mariner Finance LLC

Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration

Medical Solutions

Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

Microchip Technology Inc

Mike’s Carwash

Mohawk Industries, Inc.


Navy Army Community Credit Union

One Nevada Credit Union

O’Shea Builders

Pacific Gas & Electric

Panda Restaurant Group

Paychex, Inc.

Penn Station East Coast Subs

Persistent Systems Ltd.

Pilot Company

PPD, Part of Thermo Fisher Scientific

PPL Electric Utilities

PPS Insurance Company Ltd

Premise Health

Prime Power Services, Inc.



Shaw Industries Group, Inc.

Signature Consultants, a DISYS company

Southern New Hampshire University


Spectrum Enterprise


State Compensation Insurance Fund

Sundt Construction

The Haskell Company

The University of Texas MD Anderson

Thermo Fisher Scientific – Research, Safety, and Emerging Markets North America

Trane Technologies

Transworld Systems Incorporated

Two Men and a Truck

Uber Freight

Union Pacific Railroad

Unite Us

University of New Mexico Hospital


VyStar Credit Union

Walden Security

WellSpan Health

Western and Southern Financial Group

Williams & Fudge, Inc.

Zensar Technologies Ltd

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 55-plus years. Training magazine and Training magazine Events are produced by Lakewood Media Group. For more information about the 2023 Training Conference & Expo, please visit:

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.