As "top buy's" for the long haul, we recommend timesizing companies like Nucor Steel, and Lincoln Electric. They have the most flexible corporate design and they'll be the last to go under.
For additional super-ethical investing, check out the companies on our glimmers of timesizing pages, including the five-year archive at the bottom. These are companies that are short-term strategic as well as long-term ecological. They value their employees and skillset so much here and now that they don't mess with mass layoffs or spread the job fears that drive anxious employees to clearcut our forests, dragnet our fisheries, pump dry our aquifers and Franken-ize our foods.
WE'RE WAY BEHIND IN MOVING COMPANIES FROM OUR WORKSHARING PAGES TO HERE - check those pages for scores, nay hundreds of timesizing companies.
WORKSHARING COMPANIES (list just started 10/20 - don't worry, there are 1000s of you)
*Flexsteel Industries Inc. (Nasdaq:FLXS), Dubuque, IA, - article on 3/16/2001 #3
*MCM Composites, Manitowoc, Wisc. - article
*Portakabin, Huntington village, York metropolitan area, England - articles on 10/28/2009 #1 and 10/27/2009 #1
*Scania Group AB, Stockholm, Sweden - article
*Technitrol Inc., Philadelphia, PA - article on 3/16/2001 #2
= long-haul adjustable hourscuts (company-level Timesizing with hours controlled by corporate revenues)
*Gentle Giant Moving Co., Somerville MA, 617-661-3333, retained nearly its entire employee base during the 2008-10 recession despite significant economic challenges, by offering structured work-sharing and temporary furloughs and instituting other operational efficiencies, in which every employee in the company participated - article
*Magic Hat Brewing Company in South Burlington, Vt., has been forced by its large output capability to tweak shifts affecting some of its 73 workers - from time to time it has to cut or add hours depending on changing demand for freshly-bottled beer - see article