Manufacturing recognitions

Menomonee Falls-based Bradley Corp. received the Gold-level Well Workplace Award from the Wellness Council of America and its local affiliate Wellness Council of Wisconsin. The award recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well-being of their employees.

Bradley Corp., a manufacturer of commercial plumbing fixtures and equipment, has launched a number of wellness initiatives over the past three years, such as offering special discounts on exercise classes and wearable fitness tracker technologies, as well as providing reductions in health insurance premiums for improvement in physical fitness.

Bradley also added a part-time on-site health coach to help guide people to more healthy habits, and it offers fruit and other healthy snacks at its facilities.

“Many of our employees embraced these wellness initiatives right off the bat,” said Mike Sipek, chief executive officer of Bradley Corp. “What matters most is they were able to set meaningful and successful health goals for themselves. I believe our employees are healthier, happier and more engaged in their work and our company because of these efforts.”

Added Jessica Raddemann, Wellness Council of Wisconsin’s executive director, “Bradley worked hard to successfully meet the rigorous standards set by the Well Workplace process. It is our pleasure to recognize them as the newest Wisconsin employer to achieve Well Workplace status.”

The Wellness Council of Wisconsin was founded in 1985 by nine employers from the Wisconsin business community. With more than 6,000 member organizations located throughout North America, WELCOA is highly recognized and regarded for its innovative and result-oriented approach to worksite wellness.

To date, more than 700 corporations, healthcare systems, public agencies and educational institutions employing over 2.25 million people have met rigid worksite wellness criteria and have been recognized as some of America’s Healthiest Companies.

For more on workplace wellness, BizTimes Media is presenting on Friday the 2015 Wellness Summit on “The Competitive Advantage of a Mentally Healthy Workplace.” Click here for more information.

Waukesha-based Generac Power Systems Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of backup power generators and engine-powered tools, received the 2014 Natural Gas Generator Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan for its contribution to the North American natural gas generator set industry.

Recipients of the award are selected based on their demonstration of excellence in growth, innovation and leadership. Generac in particular received the award for its “continuous performance in identifying untapped needs in the market and its ability to develop product solutions for residential, commercial, industrial and mobile applications that utilize natural gas. The company’s strategic business acquisitions were also noted for extending Generac’s long-term growth opportunities.”

Based in Mountain View, Calif., Frost & Sullivan is a growth partnership company that partners with clients to create innovative growth strategies to help them accelerate growth and improve their decision-making processes.  

Germantown-based plastic manufacturer L.T. Hampel Corp. was ranked as a Top 10 Industrial Thermoformer among North American thermoformers for 2015.

The Top 10 Industrial Thermoformer ranking benchmarks companies by key performance metrics based on industrial thermoforming sales. Out of a possible 228 thermoforming companies, Hampel was ranked 10th for industrial thermoforming. The rankings are compiled by Plastics News, a plastics industry publication that covers the business of the global plastics industry. 

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