Cooley Group is taking the right steps toward better health

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2023
100-499 Employees 2. Cooley Group
CEO (or equivalent): Daniel Dwight, CEO and president
Number of employees: 125

EMPLOYEES AT Cooley Group took 7 billion steps toward better health this spring through the company’s 13th annual walking challenge.

‘Mental health and well-being are integral to Cooley team’s ethos.’
DANIEL DWIGHT, CEO and president

About 125 employees – 65% – at the manufacturer’s Rhode Island, South Carolina and Ontario plants donned free activity trackers monitoring steps, sleep, calories burned, distance traveled and active minutes. About 71% of the participants each walked more than 10,000 steps a day for six weeks, earning a wellness day off.

“It’s pretty awesome,” said Megan Herne, Cooley’s director of human resources.

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Founded in 1926, Pawtucket-based Cooley has woven its reputation by manufacturing state-of-the art technical textiles and geomembranes. Cooley also nurtures healthier lifestyles among its employees.

Noting money is a top stressor, Cooley Cares, the manufacturer’s wellness, charity and social programming umbrella, has begun offering financial well-being programs to help employees.