MRIGlobal Among Kansas City’s Healthiest Employers
MRIGlobal is one of five finalists; first-place winners to be announced Feb. 13.
(Kansas City, MO) February 6, 2011 – MRIGlobal has been named a finalist in the Kansas City Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers awards program.
MRIGlobal is one of five finalists in the category for 1000-3499 employees.
“We are honored to be a finalist in the healthiest employers award program, especially following on the heels of our Corporate Challenge award in 2011,” said Michael F. Helmstetter, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal. “As we work to deliver global health solutions, we also encourage our employees to maintain optimum health for themselves and their families.”
For decades, MRIGlobal has maintained an on-site gym with an indoor basketball court, an array of fitness equipment, weights, and locker rooms. Outside, there are facilities for sand volleyball and touch football, plus a terraced amphitheater and access to great running/walking trails.
During lunch and before and after work, MRIGlobal provides many types of free fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, and karate. The Karate Club has been in place for nearly 30 years.
MRIGlobal’s support of individual and team sports is most evident in the annual Corporate Challenge competition. MRIGlobal was the Division D winner in 2011.
The first-place winners in each category of the Healthiest Employer program will be announced at the awards luncheon on Monday, Feb. 13.
MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration and management for clients in government, industry and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,300 employees.
The organization is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy. MRIGlobal established and manages SolarTAC and supports the National Energy Technology Laboratory for the DOE to develop technologies for clean coal, carbon management, energy efficiency and techno/economic analysis of energy systems.
For more information, visit www.mriglobal.org.