NEW BRITAIN - Acme Monaco will be hosting its sixth annual employee health fair on Sept. 28 in its New Britain facility.
The fair includes outdoor yoga, health screening for glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure. The health fair also includes skin checks, vision tests, recipes, a Farmers Market, a scavenger hunt, flu shots and more at no charge for employees and family members.
“It’s a huge event for our team members,” Rebecca Karabin-Ahern, co-president of Acme Monaco, said. “The wellness program at Acme Monaco is something that we feel is a real benefit to our team members, not just them but to their families, too. What’s so important that companies forget is that you are spending a good part of your week here at work and you need to be caring for employees like they are part of the family.”
In addition to the health fair, the company has a running team, a charity walk and a race in the park.
Michelle Kallaugher has been an employee with Acme Monaco for nine years. She is currently an administrative assistant.
“I really love the family, they are very down to earth,” Kallaugher said.
Acme Monaco was established 71 years ago, and 10 months ago it opened a new facility in Presque Isle, Maine.
With its headquarters in New Britain, the manufacturer also has a facility in Singapore.
Acme Monaco makes products for the medical, orthodontic, and commercial industries.
“We are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of orthodontics,” Karabin-Ahern said. “Our parts get sold all over the world.”
The business makes catheter guide wires that are used in central line catheters for cardiology, urology, neurology, feeding tubes, and pediatric procedures. In addition, Acme Monaco has a product line of springs, stampings and snap rings.
“We are also coming out with some new catheter guide wires, Karabin-Ahern, said. “They are a little more sophisticated than what we’ve produced in the past.”
The company has 130 employees in Connecticut, 80 in Maine and 45 in Singapore. All facilities are currently hiring first, second and third shift employees.
“We work a lot with the technical schools throughout the state to recruit students who want to go on and do a state apprenticeship program,” Karabin-Ahern, said.
The apprenticeship program runs in the Connecticut and Maine facilities.
To learn more about Acme Monaco visit acmemonaco.comor call 860-224-1349.
Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-6079 or firstname.lastname@example.org.