Parkinson Technologies Honored with Healthy Worksite Award
100 Goldstein Dr.
Woonsocket, RI, 02895
Press release date: July 21, 2014
Company is Among 75 Rhode Island Businesses Recognized for Their Commitment to Employee Health and Wellness
WOONSOCKET, RI — Parkinson Technologies, Inc. today announced that it is the recipient of a Worksite Health Award from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (GPCC). At a breakfast attended by hundreds of state business leaders in early June, the company was one of 75 local organizations recognized for their successful efforts in advancing the health and well being of their employees.
“Our employees are the backbone of our company, providing the innovative thinking, engineering prowess, and customer support we need to stay competitive,” says Parkinson Technologies President and CEO, Peter Termyn. “Actively engaging them in making healthier lifestyle choices is a critical part of building a culture of success here at Parkinson, and it’s a true win-win-scenario. When employees feel better more of the time, that translates into a greater sense of happiness, higher job satisfaction, and improved productivity—not to mention lower healthcare costs for everyone. Plus, our wellness activities strengthen bonds by bringing everyone together to unwind and have fun.”
Parkinson’s employee health and wellness initiatives have included friendly weight loss competitions in the style of the popular “Biggest Loser” TV show as well as educational resources that provide self-care strategies and preventative health guidelines. The company also sponsors regular team-based activities to help promote physical exercise, such as softball games, weekly golf outings, and bowling nights.
“As we all do our part to transform the healthcare system in Rhode Island, Parkinson Technologies and the other businesses we recognize with the Worksite Health Awards have succeeded in implementing smart, effective programs to help create a healthier workforce and improve employee well-being,” said Peter Andruszkiewicz, President and CEO for BCBSRI. “BCBSRI celebrates the leadership of all award recipients, and congratulates them on building programs to support their employees in making healthier decisions.”
“We applaud the commitment and leadership shown by Parkinson Technologies and the other businesses recognized through the Worksite Health Awards,” said Laurie White, president of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. “By supporting and enhancing the health and morale of their employees, Parkinson is creating a stronger and more productive workforce. Along with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, we are delighted to recognize this year’s award recipients and thank them for inspiring us all to improve our worksite wellness.”
Going forward, Parkinson Technologies will offer on-site wellness clinics where employees can participate in voluntary screenings for cholesterol levels, bone density, glucose levels, and blood pressure. The company also plans to make free flu shots available in the late fall.
“Employers have a tremendous opportunity to help their employees learn about and adopt healthier lifestyles,” says Termyn. “We at Parkinson are proud to be doing our part to support our people and contribute to more affordable healthcare for Rhode Islanders everywhere.”
About Parkinson Technologies, Inc.
Parkinson Technologies, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of large-scale web handling, winding and plastics processing equipment. The company includes Key Filters screen changers, Marshall & Williams brand orientation lines, Parkinson Winders, and Dusenbery® Converting Systems. With a world-class pilot plant facility, Parkinson Technologies also offers its customers complete flexibility to conduct plastics sheet/film extrusion and orientation R&D and to produce commercially viable marketing samples. Parkinson’s customers include a broad range of companies, from venture-backed startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, all of whom demand innovative solutions to their web processing challenges.
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