Grinnell, Iowa — Grinnell Mutual has been ranked the fifth best Iowa employer in Forbes’ inaugural “America’s Best Employers by State 2019” list. The list was released June 5 on forbes.com.According to Forbes, the company worked with Statista to select America’s Best-in-State Employers with an independent survey from a vast sample of more than 80,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 500 people in their U.S. operations. The surveys were administered in a series of anonymous online panels. Employees were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Participants were also prompted to evaluate other employers in their respective industries that stood out either positively or negatively. “Grinnell Mutual and its employees are honored to be recognized as one of Iowa’s best employers,” said President and CEO Jeff Menary. “This recognition is not only given by our employees, it has been earned by them. They are the source of our corporate successes and of our fantastic culture. And they’re why we’ve also been recognized as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces for eight years in row.“Besides their dedication to our customers and their communities, our employees care about Grinnell Mutual and their coworkers. It’s an honor to work with this great team.”Grinnell Mutual was the only property-casualty insurer on the list of 31 best-in-Iowa companies.