HANOVER, N.H. - The Principal Financial Group has named Hypertherm one of the 10 best companies for employee financial security.

HANOVER, N.H. - The Principal Financial Group has named plasma-cutter manufacturer Hypertherm Inc. one of the 10 best companies for employee financial security. The award is based on the quality of Hypertherm's financial benefits package as well as the company's level of commitment to the financial security of its associates.

Hypertherm was noted for its competitive salary levels, comprehensive health care, profit sharing and retirement package including 401(k) and employee stock ownership plans. The company also has a no-layoff policy.

A $2,500 donation was made by Principal Financial in Hypertherm's name to a charity.