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Flexco Named One of the Best and Brightest in Wellness™ in the Country by NABR

December 11, 2013



Wellness TeamFor the very first time, NABR (National Association For Business Resources) has named the Best and Brightest in Wellness™ nationally and Downers Grove-based Flexco is proud to announce that it was one of only 17 companies chosen.


This award program, co-presented by NABR and Wellco, is the premier program that honors companies and organizations that recognize and celebrate quality and excellence in worksite health promotion.


“The wellness of our employees is a major initiative here at Flexco, so we are excited to be recognized for our commitment to the health and well-being of our employees,” said Krista Howland, Flexco human resources manager. “We have a dedicated Wellness Team that works hard to develop and administer programs throughout the year that are well received by our employees. These programs really benefit our employees and the company.”


The 2013 winning companies were evaluated by using the WellCompanies assessment, created and administered by Wellco, the nation’s leading wellness systems firm. Company entries are examined statistically for qualitative data and examined on a point system based upon eight criteria to benchmark and improve wellness program effectiveness: policies, environment, leadership, awareness-motivation, assessment-intervention, incentives-integration, measurement, and healthcare costs.


“Our list of nationally recognized companies is impressive. Health and wellness programs are key to retaining a healthy workforce and managing health care costs. We are proud to recognize those companies that have demonstrated excellence in this endeavor,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR President.


“Wellness has progressed from entry-level, standalone initiatives to a key operational priority to benchmark and control health conditions and costs. It’s great to see these deserving organizations lead by example with evidenced-based programs,” said Scott Foster, Wellco President.


Forty-five percent of employees working at Flexco headquarters and two other locations in Illinois participate in the company’s pedometer program. The Wellness Team leads weight-loss contests, weekly wellness walks, and exercise programs, while offering incentives for employees who fill out monthly wellness-related quizzes.


Flexco is a privately-owned company that has been in business for more than 100 years, enhancing belt conveyor productivity around the globe with a variety of products and services. For more information on Flexco, log on to or call 630-971-0150.



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