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January 17, 2017 - Explorer Pipeline recognized as employer of choice!

Explorer Pipeline has earned the WorldatWork 2017 Seal of Distinction, for meeting a defined standard that shows that we provide a distinct mutually beneficial workplace experience.

WorldatWork, a nonprofit HR association and compensation authority announced today this year's recipients of this diverse award. The 2017 Seal of Distinction is awarded every year to companies across North America that set the standard for employee engagement that leads to business success. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in total rewards effectiveness. Explorer Pipeline is among 160 companies from 35 states, the District of Columbia, and four Canadian provinces to be recognized along with being the only Oklahoma organization to receive this distinction.

”As a corporation, Explorer Pipeline is committed to being an employer of choice and being recognized as an award recipient in the WorldatWork Seal of Distinction categories is a great honor and accomplishment for our company,” president and CEO Tom Jensen said. ”We appreciate our employee's dedication and work hard to provide a kind of culture that will foster growth, learning, and excellence.”

The overall strength of a company's total rewards portfolio are evaluated along with the programs, policies and practices reflected in:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Pay for time not worked
  • Unpaid time off
  • Retirement
  • Prequisites
  • Base pay
  • Bonus programs
  • Short-term incentives
  • Long-term incentives
  • Performance management
  • Recognition
  • Development opportunities
  • Caring for dependents
  • Culture initiatives & community
  • Financial wellness
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Workforce experience

”We congratulate all of the recipients of the 2017 Seal of Distinction. These recipients represent a wide variety of industries from across the U.S. and Canada, showing that the total rewards model applies to employers and employees everywhere,” said Anne C. Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. ”This year, we saw the highest number of applicants since the Seal of Distinction was created. I'm confident that this means an increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of a workplace environment that benefits both the employer and employee.”

All 2017 Seal of Distinction companies will be celebrated at the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition, May 7-10, in Washington, D.C. To find out more about the WorldatWork Seal of Distinction, go to www.worldatwork.org/sealofdistinction.


Explorer Pipeline is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma and has approximately 200 employees. It transports refined petroleum products through a 1,830-mile pipeline system extending from Port Arthur, Texas to the upper Midwest and serving major markets, including Houston, Dallas, Tulsa, St. Louis and Chicago. The southern system currently has a capacity of 660,000 barrels per day and the northern system currently has a capacity of 450,000 barrels per day.

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