Scott Equipment employees walked over 54 million steps this summer
Company-wide “Walkathon” rewarded healthy habits
MONROE, LA (August 27, 2014) – On June 23, Scott Equipment employees were given pedometers to track every step they took and over the course of the summer they ended up walking 54,587,907 steps, equalling over 27,000 miles.
As part of Healthy Lives, a wellness program offered through St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe where Scott has its corporate office, employees were encouraged to wear the pedometers at work and at home, seven days a week. Total weekly steps were reported through August 4, when individual and team winners were announced.
This is Scott’s third year participating in Healthy Lives, which includes wellness screenings, giving employees comprehensive medical reports and health tips tailored to their needs. This year, they thought they would take it a literal step further by rewarding healthy habits with a competitive, summer-long Walkathon.
“We started these programs at Scott because we care about our people,” said Anita Denmon, the company’s human resources director. “We have a lot of long-term employees and Healthy Lives is one way we show that we care about them by caring about their health.” Scott Equipment’s mantra is “People are Important,” and this attitude drives them to provide their customers superior equipment and service every day, as well as caring about their own employees’ health.
“Scott Equipment did an outstanding job with their Walk for Wellness Challenge,” said Danielle McGuffee, Healthy Lives account representative. “Through leadership and employee support, they showed they value a healthy workplace and are embracing healthier living. Healthy Lives and St. Francis Medical Center are pleased to support them on their journey.”
Founded in 1939, Scott Equipment sells, leases and services construction equipment through its 21 locations in five states. For more information about Scott Equipment, visit www.scottcompanies.com.