September 26, 2001—Each year, USA Today compiles a list of the "Top 500 Employers of Choice." According to USA Today, the list is drawn from rankings of over 10,000 U.S. companies which were included in 30 different surveys. USA Today researchers examined the benefits these businesses offered, such as educational reimbursement programs, in-house training seminars, various family benefits, etc. Sales growth, diversity and technological advancements were also determining factors. We are pleased to announce the Masco Corporation, parent company to Watkins Manufacturing, makers of HotSpring spas, was named among the 2001 list!