Since 2019, Microplane has been employee-owned. As part of Grace Stakeholder Investments, Microplane now offers company shares to each employee after approximately one year of service and become100% vested after five years. Employee-owned means that employees receive shares in the company and benefit from either increased or decreased value of those shares over time. Employees in employee-owned companies understand their importance and how their contribution affects the share price. Employee-owned companies tend to perform better than publicly held companies.