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​​​​​Cultural Sustainability

We take cultural sustainability seriously:

Injury Reduction

  • Through a comprehensive Safety Program, injuries were down 8.4% in 2019 vs. 2018

  • Injuries or work-related illness was 4.4 per 100 team members in 2019, which was down .3 from 2018

  • Injury tracking software is used to categorize injuries and look for problem areas. In 2018, we drove down our number-one injury category to #3 on the list. It's a 90% reduction over the past 10 years.

  • Our Accident Reduction Team utilizes data from the injury tracking software to identify trends and prioritize facilities, line or specific hazards

Wellness & Employee Engagement Initiatives

  • On-site physical therapy, physician's assistant, and medical assistant*
  • On-site weight loss and stress management programs*
  • On-site fitness facility*
  • Corporate physical fitness and nutrition app
  • Rx program*
  • Annual health fair*
  • Nutrition education
  • Tobacco reduction/cessation program*
  • Caplaincy program**
  • Legal advice provided by local law firm*
  • Mobile mammograms*
  • Banking and money advice from local credit union*
  • Investment advice
  • On-site radiology*
  • On-site master's prepared mental health professional*
*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 

  • Turnover has increased by 3% over the past 3 years, 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

  • 42% are female

  • 8.3% of the 2,200 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.