Three West Michigan employers have earned a spot on a national business publication’s annual ranking of companies with the strongest reputations in their industries.

Fortune released today its 2017 ranking of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” and Battle Creek-based Kellogg Company , Kalamazoo-based Stryker and Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corporation are on the ranking.

The top five companies on the 680-company ranking are Apple, Amazon, Starbucks, Berkshire Hathaway and Disney.

Rounding out the top 10 are Alphabet, General Electric, Southwest Airlines, Facebook and Microsoft.

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