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AvL Technologies receives Good Health Good Business Award

May 09, 2024 05:01PM ● By WNC Business

At the Chamber Challenge on May 3, AvL Technologies was presented with the Asheville Chamber’s 2024 Good Health Good Business Award (sponsored by Mission Health) in recognition of their efforts promoting wellness in the workplace.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, AvL Technologies develops and manufactures parabolic antennas for the military and communication industries both nationally and internationally. In the thirty years of business, forty-three of the original hires are still employed. That longevity affirms AvL Technologies’ commitment to its employees.

AvL Technologies implements a variety of wellness initiatives for their employees. For instance, they offer Wellness Rewards that encourage staff to make healthier lifestyle choices. Through the program, staff earn points for efforts toward good health, prevention and early detection, education, nutrition, fitness and even financial health. They also offer reimbursements for gym memberships — 25% of their employees are members at YMCA.

AvL Technologies also has a number of initiatives that support personal wellness and fostering a sense of belonging among employees. Birthday and employment anniversaries are recognized. Staff are congratulated for the big events in our life such as the birth of a new baby or receiving citizenship, and consoled during a loss of life or sickness. If staff experience economic hardship, AvL Technologies has their back with an employee loan program and On Track Counseling to improve financial wellness.

They formed an employee committee to better foster an employee-centric culture. The committee considers their impact on each other, company culture, the surrounding community and environment. They are fostering wellness and relationships through charity works and community service. They also organize clubs that give them the opportunity to interact with fellow employees for enjoyment and friendship through shared interest.

Source: Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce