(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E153]
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                             HON. TOM REED

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 14, 2013

  Mr. REED. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the accomplishments 
and long-standing success of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Recently, 
Wegmans was named 5th in Fortune Magazine's ``100 Best Companies to 
Work For'' in 2012.
  Since opening their first store in 1916 in Rochester, New York, 
Wegmans has experienced sustained growth for nearly a century, with a 
total of 81 store locations and a workforce of over 43,000 Americans. 
Even during trying economic times, Wegmans continued to grow and has 
plans to open additional stores, which will add more than 1,500 new 
jobs to the economy in the near future.
  Wegmans exemplifies the American dream of entrepreneurship, and the 
core reason for the sustained success of this company is their 
workforce. By providing employees with a positive work environment with 
opportunities to learn and contribute to the organization, Wegmans is 
able to share in the success and growth of their employees.
  This recognition from Fortune Magazine is just one of many accolades 
received by Wegmans throughout their long history and I trust there are 
many more to come. I hope new business owners and entrepreneurs will 
look to the business practices of Wegmans as an example. Additionally, 
I would like to thank Wegmans for not only their services to consumers, 
but also for their contributions to the economy and communities in my