(Beaver Dam) Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation is being recognized as the newest Blue Zones Project Approved Worksite in Dodge County. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently at Apache Stainless in Beaver Dam, recognizing the company as the first manufacturing business in Beaver Dam to earn the Blue Zones designation. Jessica Jacobson, a leader on Apache’s wellness team says, “Apache’s community brand is important to our company.” She says this approval shows the companies commitment to their employee-owners safety, wellness and happiness at work, at home and within the community. Some of the initiatives utilized by the manufacturer include monthly gift card drawings for teammates who choose to walk, bicycle, or ride share to work, as well as encouraging annual biometric screenings, complimentary hearing assessments, and free flu shots. The company also hosts several employee gathering activities each year to encourage the formation of close work friendships.
Introduced to Dodge County by Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Sharecare incorporated and Blue Zones LLC, the Blue Zones project is a community-based wellbeing improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through sustainable changes to environment, policy, and social networks.