(Spiceland, IN)—Draper, Inc. has been named the healthiest workplace in the United States for 2014.
Draper tops a list of 100 companies honored by Healthiest Employers LLC, a national organization dedicated to help improve the wellness of American workers.
“We are honored to receive this recognition,” says John Pidgeon, President of Draper. “We want to commend Draper’s Safety and Wellness Director, Linda Brinson, and the members of our Wellness Committee for their hard work, and all Draper employees and their family members who have supported this effort. We also want to recognize the Henry County Hospital, who staff the Draper employee health clinic and share the cost of an employee health coach with us.”
Draper Safety and Wellness Director Linda Brinson credits company management with the program’s success.
“Draper top management has given full support in all the various wellness initiatives we have offered, which is an important key for any company to have a successful wellness and safety plan,” she says. “I started at Draper as the Safety and Wellness Director seven years ago and we have gone from raising awareness to helping employees understand the stressors that drive them to unhealthy habits—and giving them tools to succeed.”
The Healthiest Workplace Award program is operated throughout the United States by Healthiest Employers LLC. Six areas of “workplace wellness” were considered by a group of independent judges: culture and leadership; foundational components; strategic planning; communication and marketing; programming and interventions; and reporting and analysis. The awards recognize employers who have comprehensively incorporated the most effective employee wellness programs and practices.
“This highly selective award recognizes employers who demonstrate exceptional leadership in using wellness as a strategy to drive workplace productivity, employee health, and community well-being,” according to Rod Reasen II, President of Healthiest Employers. “As these employers demonstrate, every organization has a path to the Healthiest 100, regardless of size, industry or geography.”
More information on Draper, visit www.draperinc.com/Green/Citizenship_Draper.asp.
Decatur Co. Memorial Hospital was named #2.
Draper, Inc. is headquartered in Spiceland, Indiana, a village of 800 people located 40 miles east of Indianapolis, Indiana.
The company was founded by Luther O. Draper in 1902 to manufacture window shades for schools. Today, projection screens and related products are the largest component of Draper’s business, but the company also continues to be a major manufacture of window shades, along with exterior solar control products and gymnasium equipment. Draper products are shipped to dealers throughout the United States and more than 100 foreign countries.
In addition to its Spiceland, Indiana headquarters, Draper, Inc. has sales offices in Placentia, CA and in Blackwood, Gwent, United Kingdom. Draper also has three wholly owned subsidiaries: Draper Group Ltd., a sales and warehouse facility in Corby, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom, and two manufacturing companies in Sweden: Draper Europe AB, a leading European projection screen manufacturer, and SMS Smart Media Solutions AB, a leading European provider of video projector and flat screen mounts.
The company continues to be owned and managed by the descendants of Luther O. Draper.
Healthiest Employers provides corporate wellness best practices and benchmark data and employee health analytics to employers, providers, carriers, brokers and consultants. This suite of proprietary tools includes Springbuk for intuitive health analytics (Spring 2014), the 360 Insight Series, and Corporate Wellness and Trend Reports for best practices and benchmark research. HE’s national Directory helps employers select customer-ranked wellness vendors.
– Daily News