#1 Cochran Named One of Pittsburgh’s Top Two Workplaces

Pittsburgh, PA – October 30, 2012 – #1 Cochran, Western Pennsylvania’s leading automotive retailer, is pleased to announce its selection as the Number Two Workplace in Pittsburgh. In an annual survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLP, #1 Cochran was recognized as a premier place to work among companies with 500 or more employees in the greater Pittsburgh area. Additionally, Rob Cochran was named the top CEO in the region among his peers.

This is the second consecutive year that #1 Cochran participated in the annual Top Workplaces poll and the first year it ranked in the top two, up from eighth place in 2011.

“We take special pride in being named one of Pittsburgh’s top two workplaces,” said Rob Cochran. “As much as we strive to make #1 Cochran an extraordinary place to shop, we also strive to make it an exceptional place to work. Our team members are the drivers of our success and we work hard to maintain a culture that fosters their growth and inspires their passion.”

#1 Cochran employs a rigorous approach to creating and maintaining organizational health – from state-of-the-art facilities to top-tier training to performance recognition programs to a values-driven philosophy of community and social responsibility.

According to Aaron Herbick, #1 Cochran’s director of Human Resources, cultivating a healthy, high-performance workplace provides the ultimate competitive advantage. “We are in an extremely competitive industry,” said Mr. Herbick. “Maintaining an enthusiastic and engaged workforce allows us to deliver better customer experiences than our competitors throughout all touch points of the organization.”

More than 1,000 companies were invited to participate in the 2012 Top Workplaces survey. The results were based solely on the opinions of employees at the surveyed companies and included questions covering topics such as company leadership, direction, career opportunities, and benefits and compensation.

About #1 Cochran
#1 Cochran is Western Pennsylvania’s leading automotive retailer and one of the top private dealer groups in the nation. Founded in 1965 as a single-point Pontiac dealership, the company now operates nineteen new-vehicle franchises at showrooms throughout Monroeville, South Hills, Robinson Township and Allegheny Valley. Through its various sales, service, and collision repair operations, #1 Cochran employs more than 700 team members. The only automotive retailer ever to win the Pittsburgh Business Ethics award, #1 Cochran is deeply committed to the communities it serves, providing support for a broad base of organizations and youth programs. More information is available at www.cochran.com.

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