For several years prior to March of 1989, three engineers worked independently and together on the development and enhancement of numerous U.S. government-owned computer simulations. Through their experience with such simulations, these engineers became convinced that simulations of significantly greater capability could be developed and that the development was much more likely to be successful if it was undertaken by a commercial company without government sponsorship. Based on these convictions, the three resigned from their positions and by April of 1989 had founded a new company, a company whose single technical goal was to develop software that would define the state-of-the-art in computer-based simulation and make this software available commercially. The result was the development of a family of simulation products now known as FLAMES® , products that have accomplished Ternion’s goal beyond even the founders’ expectations. For those who might be curious, the word “ternion” means “a set of three.” The company name and logo are based on the number of people who originally formed the company.
Family Friendly Atmosphere
Ternion® Corporation won the Family-Friendly Business Award in the category for businesses with less than 50 employees at a ceremony sponsored by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce and the National Children’s Advocacy Center on April 10, 2007. Ternion was especially honored to receive this award because being family-friendly has always been one of its main goals. Some of Ternion’s family-friendly policies include flexible work schedules, no pressure to work overtime, 100% paid insurance, and paid maternity and paternity leave.
Having spouses and children themselves, Ternion’s founders established policies that allow their employees to put their family lives above work and, more importantly, a company culture that puts these policies into practice. They realized that when employees have fulfilling home lives they are more productive at work, more committed to the company’s success, and more likely to contribute to a positive work environment.
Below are some of the anonymous testimonials that helped Ternion Corporation secure this award.
If you are a working mother, Ternion gives you the best of both worlds. You can provide for your family but also have time to spend with them.”–Ternion Employee
The flexibility at Ternion allows me to take care of my parents. This is especially helpful because my dad has several recurring doctors’ appointments that are required to monitor his health.–Ternion Employee
Ternion’s paternity leave policy made it possible for me to look after my family after our daughter was born. I didn’t have to worry about work when her stay in the hospital ran longer than expected.–Ternion Employee
At my last job, I was constantly working overtime. It seemed like I never got to go home, and when I did get to, I was too exhausted to enjoy my family. That’s one of the main reasons I decided to come to Ternion.–Ternion Employee