COLUMBUS, OH – October 9, 2014 -- Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) announced today that it has received HealthLead™ Workplace reaccreditation by US Healthiest, a non-profit dedicated to making the U.S. the healthiest nation. Through a comprehensive two-step accreditation process, including an online assessment and site visit, Worthington was elevated to Silver status, an improvement from Bronze in 2011.
HealthLead’s Silver level accreditation represents an integrated and comprehensive approach to employee health and well-being, while demonstrating positive outcomes that impact the company’s bottom line. Worthington was recognized for its employee wellness champions, a new pharmacy app and healthier vending machine choices in all of its facilities.
“We are very proud to achieve HealthLead accreditation for the second time,” said John McConnell, Chairman and CEO. “Making health and wellness resources readily available to our employees and their families is a top priority, and the improvement from Bronze to Silver status, is a great recognition of those efforts.”
Worthington is being honored on Oct. 10 at HealthLead’s 3rd Annual Forum in Minneapolis, Minn., along with 18 other HealthLead Accredited organizations, including Target Corporation, Nationwide Insurance, ASTHO, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the City of Dublin, OH and the North Dakota Department of Health, among others. To maintain accreditation status, organizations go through reaccreditation every three years.
About Worthington Industries
Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2014 fiscal year sales of $3.1 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America’s premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for industrial gas and cryogenic applications, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil and gas equipment, and brand consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions, scuba diving and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction. Worthington employs approximately 10,000 people and operates 80 facilities in 10 countries.
The HealthLead US Healthiest Workplace Accreditation Program recognizes organizations that demonstrate both best practices and are contributing to continuous improvements in the health and well-being of their employees. HealthLead is designed to set the standard for workplace health management by expanding the definition and breadth of employee health to include integrated well-being support services and engagement and leadership in community health issues. HealthLead helps organizations learn and continue to improve the quality of delivered services. www.ushealthiest.org
Safe Harbor Statement
The company wishes to take advantage of the Safe Harbor provisions included in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("the Act"). Statements by the Company which are not historical information constitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Act. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those projected. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.