LATHAM POOL PRODUCTS RECEIVES 2020 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYER AWARD
The company is among a distinguished group of Capital Region businesses to be awarded by the Albany Business Review’s annual program
(Latham, NY – July 1, 2020) – Latham Pool Products is proud to announce it is the recipient of the 2020 “Healthiest Employers” award presented by the Albany Business Review, along with a select group of distinguished businesses in the Capital Region. Latham has cultivated a work culture and environment that are not only results oriented, but at their core, prioritize the health and wellbeing of its employees.
According to the publication, “Honorees have spent years focusing on wellness in the office — and the tangible benefits of those efforts, particularly when it comes to recruiting and retaining talent.” Latham’s numerous wellness initiatives include culture club activities, walking challenges, and a monthly wellness theme, with nearly 37% of its population participating in these initiatives. Latham also features monthly wellness promotions to support important health awareness campaigns like the company’s recent “Wear Blue Day” to recognize Men’s health Month, benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society and Zero-Men’s Prostate Cancer foundation.
The company is proud to offer employees an annual medical reduction incentive, and also offers Virgin Pulse GC for top contenders in walking challenges. “At Latham, we encourage our employees to participate in walking challenges, healthy eating and habits and safety programs,” said Scott Rajeski, Latham president and CEO. “Creating a culture where happy, healthy employees are the cornerstone improves attendance, increases morale, reduces injuries and helps us meet our customer needs.”
Recipients of the award are judged based upon six categories; culture & leadership commitment, foundational components, communication & marketing, programming & interventions, and reporting & analytics. Scoring and benchmarking were formed with the help of a national, non-biased group of representatives from the academic, medical, wellness and business communities.
The program is sponsored by BlueShield of Northeastern New York, Ellis Medicine and GTM Payroll Services.
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About Latham Pool Products Inc.
Latham is the largest manufacturer of residential inground pools and accessories in the world
with over six decades of experience at the center of the backyard lifestyle. Every day, families in
North America, Europe and Australia enjoy the Latham pool experience. And each year, thousands more join them. When it comes to quality, selection, simplicity and support, Latham is The Pool Company.
Latham has been a leader in the development of pool safety code and a champion of ensuring safety. Latham fiberglass pools adhere to standards set in place by the PHTA (Pool and Hot Tub Alliance) and ICC (International Code Council) notably the ANSI/APSP/ICC-5 (American National Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools), ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 (American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins) and the 2018 ISPSC. (International Swimming Pool and Spa Code). These standards provide guidance in construction practices as well as guidance to help ensure the safest experience possible.
As of December 2018, Pamplona Capital Management has a controlling interest in Latham Pool Products, Inc., and Wynnchurch Capital is a significant investor in the Company. Pamplona, Wynnchurch, management, and the founding family have partnered to position the business for meaningful growth, innovation, and international expansion.
Crista Leigh Wunsch
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