McNaughton-McKay has kept the industry moving for over 100 years, but it's our employees who keep us growing. With our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), employees are invested stakeholders and play an active role in the success of the organization. As employee-owners, they lead the way in developing connections with our customers and suppliers to consistently provide the latest technology, solutions and training opportunities in the industry.
Beginning in the Detroit region, McNaughton-McKay now has 26 branches across Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. In January of 2018, McNaughton-McKay acquired The Reynolds Company, which has 18 locations across Texas and Louisiana. Additionally, we have locations in Germany and a presence in China, Brazil and Italy through our share in EDGE, which will take us into other international regions in the future.
We welcome creative approaches to problem solving as we continue to bridge the gap between our customers and a rapidly changing technological landscape. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to learn about the latest products and trends, working one-on-one with suppliers and customers to unearth applications and reimagine solutions. You will also be invited to strengthen personal and professional skills like teamwork, communication, project management, product knowledge and leadership to support our culture of personal connections and integrity.
As the foundation of our business, employees are our greatest asset and their value is reflected in competitive compensation and benefit programs.
Among these programs, the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) provides a means to accumulate an ownership interest in McNaughton-McKay. Being an employee-owner means you have a stake in the company and an opportunity to share in the rewards of its success.
McNaughton-McKay believes that benefits are an essential component of the total compensation program. All benefit programs are reviewed annually and all decisions/enhancements support McNaughton-McKay's core values.