Groov-Pin employees willing to walk halfway around the world for health

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019
2-149 EMPLOYEES #3: Groov-Pin Corp.


CEO (or equivalent): Scot A. Jones, CEO and president
Number of employees: 96

AT GROOV-PIN CORP., which makes grooved pins (as the name says), inserts and screw machine parts, employees are walking to stay well.

Sue Smith, human resources manager, said the company’s Walk to Wellness program is a favorite aspect of Groov-Pin’s corporate health program.

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Groov-Pin regularly features Walk to Wellness challenges with different themes, goals and prizes. A current challenge has put employees at the company’s Georgia facility in competition with its Smithfield employees in Rhode Island to see which plant could be the first to walk halfway around the world, or 10,000 miles, in 80 days.

Employees can win gift cards, paid vacation time and other prizes by successfully participating in the challenges.

The company also provided a free health screening that measured employees’ glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and other health metrics, and offered the opportunity to speak to a medical professional on-site.

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