Sonnax Industries Inc. has received a Worksite Wellness Award

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Sonnax Industries Inc. has received a Worksite Wellness Award

Mon, 02/09/2004 - 8:00pm -- tim

Sonnax Industries Inc. has received a Worksite Wellness Award from the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Sonnax was one of 17 companies around the state recognized for their efforts to promote the wellness and health of their employees. Gov. Jim Douglas presented the awards at a ceremony in Montpelier on Jan. 27. He said it was important to recognize businesses that are taking a proactive approach toward creating a healthier workforce.
"These annual awards honor employers that provide opportunities for employees to take responsibility for their health both on and off the job," Douglas said.
Douglas added that these companies also reap the benefits of such efforts, through lower health care costs, greater productivity, greater employee retention and less absenteeism.
Sonnax, which designs, manufactures and supplies components for the automotive aftermarket worldwide, provides an on-site fitness center for the use of all its employees, as well as a session with a personal trainer. The company also offers free weekly yoga classes.
Other company benefits include free spring water, annual flu shot clinics, and a smoke-free environment that extends to both the buildings and grounds.
In addition, the company headquarters, constructed in 1997, was built with nontoxic materials, chosen to minimize the impacts on both employee health and the environment.
The Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is composed of volunteers appointed by the governor who promote and advocate for better health through exercise.