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NORWALK, CT, Dec. 8, 2021 – HMTX Industries was named a winner of the prestigious 2022 Training APEX Awards, which ranks companies’ excellence in employer-sponsored training and development programs. The APEX Awards (formerly the Training Top 100) are organized by Training magazine, the leading business publication for Learning and Development (L&D) professionals. Said Training Editor/ Publisher Lorri Freifeld in announcing the winners, “We salute these best-in-class organizations for their laser-focused commitment to learning and development, their brilliance in continuing to successfully deliver training despite the ongoing pandemic, and their unwavering belief that Training Matters—and not only can it change the world but transform it.”

“HMTX Industries is honored to be named an Apex Award winner from Training magazine. To be recognized alongside so many great organizations committed to learning and development is humbling,” said HMTX Director of Training Rick Taylor, who spearheaded the effort. “Receiving this award could not have been possible without the support, vision and commitment from our CEO Harlan Stone, to continue developing and educating our talented workforce. Special thanks to Brian Greene, HMTX’s Chief Supply Chain Officer, who helped launch the HMTX Leadership Academy, and all of the members of the Organizational Development Team who helped us achieve this honor.”

The rigorous 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

The rankings for the leading organizations that excel at employee training and development will be unveiled during a black-tie Gala to be held Feb. 28 during the 2022 Training Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL.

About Training magazine

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 2022 Training Conference & Expo, please visit:

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Susan Bang, HMTX Industries; 917-991-9714