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Apeks Supercritical Named Among 50 Top Cannabis Employers in 2019

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mg Magazine’s prestigious annual list recognizes excellence in workplace culture and employee satisfaction.

Johnstown, OH  – Apeks Supercritical is among the very few entities in the legal cannabis industry where employee benefits, and incentives meet or exceed standards set by large mainstream American employers, according to mg Magazine’s 2019 list of Top 50 Cannabis Employers.

Among the reasons Apeks was chosen was for its ongoing commitment to employees through its peer to peer rewards program where employees nominate colleagues for going above and beyond their job description.

“When we started Apeks almost 20 years ago, we wanted to create an atmosphere beyond just a bunch of people working together. We wanted to create a workplace with a family feel that would encourage as much collaboration from our entire team as possible,” said Apeks founder and General Manager Andy Joseph who built the company with his wife and fellow engineer, Kristen Joseph.

“We’re proud to be recognized as one of the top employers in the cannabis industry. Our success is a testament to the hard work and innovation of our entire team,” said Kristen Joseph, who serves as the company’s Director of Quality.

Among the perks and benefits offered by this year’s honorees are comprehensive insurance plans; health-and-wellness programs; flexible working hours; generous paid time off, including for volunteer work and parental leave; profit sharing; team-building activities; and commitment to social and environmental causes. Honorees range from single-office operations employing as few as twenty workers to multinational corporations employing hundreds.

“This year’s honorees set a high bar not only for cannabis, but for other industries, as well,” said Darren Roberts, chief executive officer for mg’s parent company, CANN Media Group. “Each company on the list realizes valued employees and communities make a significant contribution to their success.”

mg Magazine’s staff and advisors annually evaluate hundreds of nominations from all sectors of the industry, researching public and private resources and confidential employee statements to narrow the list to those that best demonstrate exceptional commitment to corporate social responsibility, workplace culture, and employee satisfaction.

Read more about the honorees, the selection process, and the state of the industry here:

About Apeks Supercritical
Apeks Supercritical, a division of Rough Brothers, Inc, has been designing and hand crafting the highest quality botanical CO2 extraction systems since 2001. The company is a pioneer in the cannabis and hemp industries and the first to design CO2 extraction systems specifically for cannabis oil extraction. Apeks continues to lead those industries today through the advancement of cutting-edge technologies like their patented Valveless Expansion Technology, Diaphragm Compressor Technology and fully automated, self-running systems.
Today, Apeks Supercritical has built and distributed more production CO2 extraction systems than any other company in the world and continues to evolve their technology and grow their footprint.

About mg Magazine:

Dubbed “weed’s hybrid of Forbes and Inc.,” mg is the print and digital media platform cannabis industry leaders turn to for the business news, analysis, and thought leadership that helps them drive corporate strategy and propel revenue growth. Visit

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