Core & Main Named to Training Magazine’s 2021 Top 100 Award

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 12, 2021—Core & Main LP is a recipient of the 2021 Training Top 100 Award from Training magazine. The award, bestowed at a virtual gala this week, recognizes organizations that provide best-in-class employee training and development. Ranked No. 46, Core & Main entered the annual competition for the first time this year. The Company is a leading U.S. distributor of water, sewer and fire protection products.

“Our mission is to invest in the development and well-being of our people, because we know they are the key to our future. Year over year, our associates rate learning opportunities as one of the most valuable aspects of working here,” said Laura Schneider, chief human resources officer. “It’s an honor to see our learning team and in-house facilitators recognized for their outstanding work. They are developing the infrastructure experts of tomorrow.”

Companies that wish to be considered for Top 100 ranking must complete a detailed application, which is scored both quantitatively and qualitatively, including:

  • financial investment in employee development
  • the scope and range of development programs
  • how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives, and
  • their effectiveness in terms of business impact

“I am so proud of our team and by extension our 80 facilitators—industry experts who are committed to a talent-first culture, where the classroom is on the job, virtual or our state-of-the-art support center,” said Evelyn Swanson, director, learning and organizational development. “We could not accomplish this without the support of our leadership team. I am so grateful they value learning for the whole person, so that our associates can pursue career paths that offer personal and professional development.”

The Training Top 100 ranks companies unsurpassed in harnessing human capital. “We salute the 2021 Training Top 100 winners for the lives they’ve saved and the lives they’ve changed,” said Lorri Freifeld, editor-in-chief of Training magazine. “We applaud their agility, adaptability, and ardent dedication to learning and to their people. We hope they continue to choose the road less traveled as they demonstrate how very much Training Matters today and every day.”


About Core & Main

Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leading distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States. With more than 275 locations nationwide, the company offers municipalities and contractors local expertise backed by a national supply chain. Core & Main’s 3,500 plus associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and sustainable infrastructure. Visit to learn more. To learn about career opportunities, visit