Media Contact: Kari Dowling
Human Resources Generalist II
Forney Industries was selected as Cigna’s Outstanding Well-Being Award Winner for their robust program offerings and devotion to full-body health. They have created an environment that prioritizes overall well-being with organized 15-minute walks during the workday to encourage physical health, fun morale events to promote social well-being, “open-door” policies and a dog-friendly atmosphere that cultivates mental health. Forney Industries offers several employee-ran organizations dedicated to the promotion of health. These organizations include a Morale Committee, Forney FIT and the Forney Safety Team. Forney Industries expands their reach beyond the workplace and into the community by participating in street clean-up efforts, natural disaster relief and donating equipment to local high schools and trade schools. Leadership and management staff relentlessly strive to maintain an atmosphere that promotes full-body well-being, which has fostered a culture of high morale and retention.
“Health isn’t just about what you eat—it’s about what you are thinking and feeling too. At Forney Industries we have taken the opportunity to incorporate all aspects of health,” Kari Dowling, Human Resource Generalist, Forney Industries. “As a company, we are trying to be preventative instead of reactive with employee’s health.”
While poor health takes a physical toll on workers, it is also a burden to employers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. employers lose more than $225 billion each year in productivity due to employee health problems.
Forney Industries is one of America’s oldest family-owned, welding and metalworking product companies. Founded in 1932, the company began with the invention of the instant heat soldering iron and introduced the first publicly available arc welder in the mid-1930s. Today, the company offers more than 5,000 products serving the automotive, hardware, farm & ranch, industrial and do-it- yourself markets. Headquartered in Fort Collins, CO, Forney Industries delivers products to all 50 states through its extensive customer-service network. Forney Industries is committed to providing the best product mix and most personal support services available today. For more product information and information about this company visit www.forneyind.com
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