From a press release:
CEDAR RAPIDS – Van Meter Inc. recently became the first business in Cedar
Rapids certified as a Blue Zones Worksite by the Linn County Board of Health.
The certification is part of the Blue Zones Project, a community movement to
create healthier, happier, more productive citizens who live longer, better lives.
To become certified, aspects of worksite wellness including health education and
coaching, tobacco use, nutrition and physical activity are all taken into
consideration. For more information on the Blue Zones Initiative visit:
“Anything we can do as an employer to help our employees and families to
become healthier is a benefit to the community,” stated Heather Fleming, Health,
Wellness and Safety Director for Van Meter Inc.
The Blue Zones Worksite certification shows Van Meter’s commitment to their
employee’s well-being and that of the surrounding communities. For their
dedication to worksite wellness Van Meter was also presented with an honorable
mention last year at the Linn County Board of Health Worksite Wellness Awards.
Van Meter Inc. is an electrical and mechanical distributor of supplies, services
and solutions. The 100 percent employee-owned company is headquartered in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with 12 locations throughout the state. It serves the
construction, commercial, industrial and institutional markets