Heart Association

The Budd Group Designated as an American Heart Association Gold Fit-Friendly Place to Work

Winston-Salem, NC — As a part of the American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Companies Program, The Budd Group, a facilities services company headquartered in North Carolina, fulfilled key criteria and demonstrated a strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees.

The American Heart Association started their Fit-Friendly Companies Program to recognize employers that go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health. Gold Level recognition means that The Budd Group met specific criteria such as offering physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work, promoting a wellness culture and implementing several of the physical activities and nutritional activities as suggested by the American Heart Association.

Ewa Lorick has been leading the efforts around fitness and promotion towards better health. Lorick has ensured that the family-owned company has become dedicated to providing their employees with a safe and healthy work environment.

“The wellness program has truly brought education, motivation and camaraderie among co-workers as employees engage in a journey of living a healthier life.”
- Ewa Lorick, The Budd Group Corporate HR Manager

In 2014, The Budd Group converted an unused area of their Winston-Salem facility to an 800-square-foot wellness center complete with cardiovascular and strength training equipment, locker rooms, filtered water fountains and healthy snack options. By the end of June, 75% of the management staff will receive their First Aid, CPR and AED certifications.

The Budd Group is a leading facilities services company with over 3,000 highly trained service associates. The Budd Group delivers high quality janitorial, maintenance, landscaping and facilities support services to customers throughout the Southeast. With a long-standing tradition of hard work, integrity and excellent customer service, this family-owned company has enhanced the beauty, efficiency and cleanliness of facilities and institutions for over 50 years.

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