National Office Furniture is the First Office Furniture Manufacturer to Receive Fitwel Certification
JASPER, Ind., December 22, 2017 – National Office Furniture, a unit of Kimball International, Inc., has been recognized as the first office furniture manufacturing company to become Fitwel Certified. Created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the General Services Administration (GSA), Fitwel rates workplaces that promote positive health outcomes for occupants. This recognition reinforces National’s commitment to providing a healthy workspace for its employees.
National received this honor by incorporating evidence-based design and policy strategies that support the physical, mental, and social health of its occupants. Fitwell measures the following aspects when determining certification: Impacts Community Health, Reduces Morbidity and Absenteeism, Supports Social Equity for Vulnerable Populations, Instills Feelings of Well-being, Increases Physical Activity, Promotes Occupant Safety, and Provides Healthy Food Options.
“When National thinks about health and well-being, it’s about more than nutrition and movement,” said Angie Kleinhelter, National’s Director of Human Resources. We are honored to be recognized with this Fitwell certification because it incorporates environmental surroundings as well as employee health. This certification shows that we are focused on the whole employee and want them to be healthy in all aspects.”
“We are excited to become the first office furniture manufacturer to be recognized for achieving FitWel certification,” said Kevin McCoy, National’s President. “We look forward to sharing our Fitwel journey and helping to encourage health and wellness among our supply and customer community. I would like to offer a special thanks to Angie Kleinhelter for spearheading all our wellness strategies.”
About National Office Furniture:
National Office Furniture, a brand unit of Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBAL), is a Jasper, Indiana-based manufacturer of high-quality office furnishings. Since 1980, National has built a reputation for excellence with stylish furniture of exceptional value; a dedication to personalized service; product designs that reflect a passion for the user’s comfort and productivity; and a commitment to environmental responsibility. National operates facilities in Santa Claus and Jasper, Indiana; and Fordsville and Danville, Kentucky. For more information about National and its products, visit www.NationalOfficeFurniture.com.