Local business owners say they’re spreading the wealth in Great Falls by offering long term employees stock ownership plans or ESOP’s.ESOP Association

It’s a structure that is set up and its federally recognized, so the employees are then part of a trust that then owns either a 100% of the company or some portion of the company,” said Sletten President Erik Sletten.

Today at Sletten Construction company, ESOP’s were the main topic of conversation — that and pie.

Beyond just being a gluttonous getaway from work, the event used pie as a delicious symbol for an ESOP or an employee benefit plan that turns the employees of a company — into owners.

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