SJE has been named a Top Workplace in Minnesota by the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper. The honor recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. While SJE scored high enough to meet the national benchmark as a Top Workplace, it did not rank in the top 150.

“I am happy for our employee-owners,” says Natasha Nodsle, vice president of human resources. “It is nice to be recognized and be able to showcase the great work environment, benefits and culture SJE has.”

With locations around the United States and China, SJE has become a global leader in water and wastewater controls solutions. The company has about 265 employee-owners at three locations in Minnesota. SJE is an active member of the ESOP Association’s Minnesota Dakotas Chapter and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, it was awarded the National Employee Owned Company of the Year.

“Employees can be who they want to be,” Nodsle says. “If they want to be a volunteer, donate to a charity, earn a degree, learn a different job, take time to bond with a new baby or have time off to go on that dream vacation, SJE has programs to support each of these and more.”

Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses. Find a complete list of those selected at

SJE markets three brands — CSI Controls, PRIMEX and SJE Rhombus — that deliver pump controls for a wide range of residential, commercial, municipal and industrial applications. The company, based in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, does business globally from multiple locations across the United States and Asia. SJE is employee-owned and privately held. To learn more, visit