Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilding Recognized as Fit-Friendly Worksite by
American Heart Association
PASCAGOULA, Miss., April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division
has received a Platinum Award in the American Heart Association's Fit-Friendly
Worksite program. This is the highest level recognized by the AHA for
companies that demonstrate progressive leadership in making the health and
wellness of their employees a priority.
AHA Platinum Achievement Award
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"Our shipbuilders are the greatest asset we have, and I am proud of the
progress we have made to provide resources promoting physical activity and a
healthy work environment," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F.
Edenzon. "We have established several health-related opportunities—from our
fitness center to our nutritional choices in the cafeteria to our new 5K
sponsored run—which encourage our employees to lead healthy and active
lifestyles. We look forward to continuing our work with the American Heart
Association to further these initiatives."
Ingalls is only one of two companies in Mississippi to be awarded
platinum-level status. Platinum-level employers:
*Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace
*Increase healthy eating options at the worksite
*Promote a wellness culture in the workplace
*Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the AHA in the areas of
physical activity, nutrition and culture
*Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness
"The Fit-Friendly award is designed to be a catalyst for positive change in
American business," said Kathy Aycock, regional director, AHA. "The program
recognizes employers like Ingalls Shipbuilding who champion the health of
their employees by creating physical activity programs, encourage good
nutrition and a culture of wellness within their workplace. Providing a
healthier workplace helps employees live healthier, longer lives. We at the
American Heart Association truly value and look forward to our continued
participation with Ingalls. We are honored to have your support as we continue
to fight heart disease and stroke. Thank you!"
The Fit-Friendly Worksite program is designed to help employees and their
families achieve better health. It includes on-site walking routes, healthy
foods in vending machines, annual employee health-risk assessments, online
tracking tools, and an employee assistance program for financial, personal and
other counseling services.
For more information about the AHA's Fit-Friendly Worksite program, visit
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and
non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market
services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has
built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at
its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing
about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also
provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy
industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy.
For more information about HII, visit:
*HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
*HII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustries
*HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries
CONTACT: Bill Glenn
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