The Ohio Department of Health and Healthy Ohio Business Council has recognized The Dupps Company with its highest honor, the 2015 Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Gold Award. This honor recognizes employers who best demonstrate a commitment to their employees’ good health through worksite health initiatives and wellness programs. The Dupps Company is the only small manufacturing business (300 employees or less) to receive this prestigious award.

According to Dr. Mary DiOrio, medical director at the Ohio Department of Health, “A comprehensive approach to preventive health and wellness at worksites is an essential part of improving both the health of Ohioans and the overall success of our state. Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Award winners are leading the way in this effort by creating healthy work environments for their employees.”

Speaking for The Dupps Company, Jim Vose, director of Human Resources, noted “Everyone at our company is to be congratulated for creating a wellness culture that makes The Dupps Company one of the healthiest worksites in the state of Ohio.”

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Among the company’s wellness initiatives is “Commit 2B Fit”, a comprehensive program of healthy activities, on-site health screenings, in-house doctor’s care, wellness counseling and financial incentives for maintaining a healthy lifestyle

The Dupps Company designs, builds and markets the world’s most comprehensive line of rendering systems and machinery for the protein co-products industry, including cookers, dryers, screw presses, size reduction machinery, material handling systems and evaporator systems, as well as complete rendering plant installations. Dupps also provides complete service support, including maintenance and repair, of all rendering equipment.