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Locus Fermentation Solutions Wins A Top Workplace 2019 Award

By June 27, 2019November 7th, 2019No Comments

The Plain Dealer names the Cleveland biotech startup a winner in its June special section

Locus FS Named Top Workplaces 2019

SOLON, Ohio (June 27, 2019) Biotechnology company Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by The Plain Dealer. The Solon-based startup has continued to gain recognition for its innovation, leadership and high-level R&D work developing probiotic-based solutions that are safer, greener and more effective at addressing key global challenges than traditional chemicals.

Locus FS was selected for the Top Workplaces list based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection.

“Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, experience lower turnover and are better equipped to deliver bottom-line results. Their leaders prioritize and carefully craft a healthy workplace culture that supports employee engagement.”

Probiotic experts founded Locus FS to explore the power of microorganisms and develop non-GMO, environmentally-friendly solutions used as sustainable approaches in the agriculture, oil and gas and personal care industries, amongst others. Locus FS currently commercializes products through two operating companies, Locus Agricultural Solutions (agriculture) and Locus Bio-Energy Solutions (oil and gas), with additional operating companies in development.

In less than five years, Locus FS has attracted experts from across the world to join the forward-thinking company and has established a unique culture focused on innovation, disruption and growth. This talented group is creating solutions that successfully address large pain points around the globe, including improving sustainable agricultural productivity, reducing carbon footprints and safely stopping oil production declines, among others.

“I’m always impressed by what can be accomplished when you bring together a group of passionate, driven individuals all committed to the same goals and I’m grateful for all members of our team that help drive our momentum forward” said Andrew Lefkowitz, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Locus FS.”

The Top Workplaces award comes mere months after Locus FS was named one of the 2019 Best Employers in Ohio. For more information on the company, its culture and its proven technologies, visit


 About Locus Fermentation Solutions

Founded by probiotic experts, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS) utilizes the power of microorganisms to create environmentally-friendly, yet highly effective probiotic-based solutions that reduce chemical usage and successfully address pain points in top global industries. The company’s world-class team of scientists from seven countries designed unique microbrewery-type fermenters to cost-effectively produce tailored products focusing on challenges including climate change, sustainable growing, agricultural productivity, skin diseases, water contamination, safe oil production and more. Products are commercialized under industry-specific operating companies. Locus FS currently accelerates technologies for use in agriculture (soil “probiotics” that increase crop yields and reduce carbon footprints) under Locus Agricultural Solutions, and in oil & gas (well maintenance and enhanced oil recovery treatments that increase production in declining wells and improve worker safety) under Locus Bio-Energy Solutions—with additional operating companies in development. For more information, visit

About Energage, LLC
Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 57,000 organizations representing well over 19 million employees in the United States.