KI Wins Inaugural Bellin Corporate Health Challenge
KI received two first-place awards in Bellin Health's inaugural 2013 Corporate Health Challenge, a peer-based wellness program and competition designed to encourage individuals to take more control in improving their personal health. After competing head-to-head against area companies in a series of monthly "healthy-habit" challenges, KI's corporate and Green Bay manufacturing facilities placed first in the large company category, while KI's Manitowoc manufacturing facility placed first in the medium company category.
"We are extremely honored and excited to win Bellin Health's inaugural Corporate Health Challenge," says Dick Resch, chief executive officer, KI. "Physical activity and employee wellness are very important priorities here at KI and we encourage and applaud our employees for achieving and maintaining healthy lifestyles."
The "healthy-habit" challenges, which impact employee health and improve Health Risk Assessment (HRA) scores, focused on cancer prevention, women's health, men's health, blood pressure, nutrition and more.
In addition to participating in Bellin Health's Corporate Challenge, KI remains committed to promoting a culture of health and wellness for its employees by:
- Offering all employees physical activity support at the worksite. KI offers exercise classes and expanded lunchtime for employees to work out at the on-site KI fitness center.
- Increasing the number of healthy eating options available at the worksite. KI enforces policies that require its cafeteria to offer healthy choices and general nutrition information. Its cafeteria and vending machines serve and provide items approved by a dietician and nurse.
- Promoting a wellness culture at the worksite. KI offers employees incentives and reimbursements for participating in various wellness programs that increase physical activity. In addition, KI offers employees annual health risk assessments and provides an on-site nurse, physical therapy, dietician (as needed) and health-coaching programs.
KI manufactures innovative furniture and movable wall system solutions for education (college and university and K-12), healthcare, government and corporate markets. The employee-owned company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wis. and operates sales offices and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia. KI tailors products and service solutions to the specific needs of each customer through its unique design and manufacturing philosophy. For more information, visit www.ki.com.