With output growing seven-fold and its workforce quadrupling, Milford-based Alene Candles is celebrating 10 years of growth under the leadership of owners Rod Harl, president, and Ted Goldberg, VP of business development.
According to a statement, friends and colleagues gathered on February 15, to celebrate a successful 10 years at Alene Candles, a leading contract candle manufacturer in the United States, which has expanded its NH-based workforce 150 percent since 2008.
“We are pleased with our sales success, and we are grateful for the contributions from all of our employees. From the moment we started at Alene Candles, our goal has always been to develop and foster a culture where team members enjoy coming to work,” says Harl “We’ve made our employees a priority over the past 10 years by building our employee incentives, increasing wages, and cultivating community programs. Our employees are the key to our success. The labor market has been challenging in recent years, and we are thankful our employees have chosen to join our team. We truly could not make the best candles in the world without them.”
Bringing fresh eyes to the company, Harl and Goldberg sought to build on Alene’s original success, instituting new policies that allowed the company to flourish. Well-known, national brands continued to trust Alene to create their candles. To keep up with demand, Alene Candles built a second facility in New Albany, OH, in 2012 which employs 180 people year-round and grows to 600 during the busy fall months. Simultaneously, the Milford facility expanded its production capabilities, now employing 200 year-round employees; the workforce grows to almost 500 people during peak production.
Above: Milford-based Alene Candles is celebrating 10 years of growth under the leadership of owners Rod Harl, President, and Ted Goldberg, Vice President of Business Development, who are pictured above at the company’s celebration on February 15, 2019.
Alene employees enjoy the festivities at the company’s celebration on February 15, 2019.