​​​​​Cultural Sustainability

We take cultural sustainability seriously:

Injury Reduction

  • Injuries or work-related illness was 4.2 per 100 team members in 2020, which was up 0.1 from 2019.

  • We have new injury tracking in place across all facilities to help with the following:
    • Track and trend injuries by category/location for a specific facility and compare data with other Brakebush facilities
    • Communicate directly with our Workers Comp carrier to reduce redundancies
    • Generate required compliance reports

Wellness & Employee Engagement Initiatives

  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Wellbeats personal trainer
  • On-site fitness center*
  • CanaRx free prescriptions
  • NOVO health - bundled prices on orthopedic procedures
  • On-site clinic
  • On-site physical therapy
  • Mobile mammograms*
  • Counseling
  • Financial investment counseling
  • Chaplain services** 
  • 401k company match

*Westfield facility only
**Westfield and Wells facilities

Employee retention initiatives

  • Pay rate is approximately 50% higher than minimum wage

  • Annual performance review

  • Service award recognition program 

  • Employee retention continues to be a challenge, which has driven us to implement retention solutions such as exit interviews, reducing Saturday work, referral bonuses with retention components, and expanding job advertising. 

Benefits  Competitive and comprehensive benefits package

Diversified workforce

  • 6.5% of the 2,400+ Brakebush employees have been with the company for over 20 years

  • Hmong and Hispanic outreach – we have reached out to multiple organizations that support these communities and work with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development to communicate to minority groups as they move to Wisconsin. We work with two organizations in Puerto Rico to support those who would like to move to Wisconsin. 



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