Uponor North America has been picked as one of the Top 100 workplaces in Minnesota by a major newspaper.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune placed the Apple Valley, Minn.-based radiant HVAC products company at No. 20 in the midsize business category. The list is based on a survey completed by employees of nominated companies.

“It’s always an honor to be chosen for an award,” said Uponor North America President Bill Gray. “Being named as one of the top places to work in Minnesota is especially rewarding because it was based on feedback from the people who know us best — our employees.”

Gray said he was especially proud that 94 percent of Uponor workers completed the survey.

“All of us at Uponor North America — collectively — have created an environment where people respond, not only through exceptional day-to-day performance, but also by participating and giving feedback,” Gray said. “We are striving to create something special here at Uponor. Our employees’ feedback is vital in helping us to continue this journey.”

The rankings for the top workplaces awards are compiled by WorkplaceDynamics. Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said companies such as Uponor should be proud.

“The companies in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota,” he said. “My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

Uponor President and CEO Jyri Luomakoski said the company’s North American operations are special.

 “The survey results mirror the positive results of great leadership throughout Uponor North America — leadership that motivates teams to their highest performance,” Luomakoski said. “Our customer feedback and success in the marketplace are direct results of these behaviors. We are fortunate to be able to attract and retain great people to fulfill our customer promises.”