Date: May 4, 2010

News - AWE Names Chaney Enterprises an Excellent Workplace for Second Year, Winner of Trailblazer Health & Wellness Award

For a second year in a row, Chaney Enterprises was granted the Alliance for Workplace Excellence Award, representing one of 61 companies in the Metropolitan Washington Region to be named as excellent workplaces. Family owned and operated for 48 years, Chaney Enterprises is the only concrete and aggregate supplier in the Metropolitan region to be recognized. 

In meeting the requirements for the award, Chaney Enterprises was noted for its supportive corporate culture and management practices, family and employee-friendly policies and practices, strong employee health and wellness initiatives, comprehensive growth and learning opportunities and demonstrating corporate social responsibility and employee volunteerism. 

Chaney Enterprises was noted for its commitment to training and education through the Chaney University. In addition to position and corporate-related training, employees participate in ongoing safety training courses specific to their areas of responsibility within the company. All vehicle operators take Defensive Driving classes and mining personnel take site specific training annually. 

This year, Chaney Enterprises also received the AWE Health & Wellness Trailblazer Awards to highlight businesses that promote professional fulfillment and personal wellness at work, home and in the community. Only 33 companies achieved this honor. To qualify, applicants undergo a rigorous assessment process led by an independent review panel of professors, PhD professionals, and doctoral candidates in business, industrial and organizational psychology, and human resources. 

Chaney Enterprises offers all employees a comprehensive and affordable wellness program. Currently, Chaney Enterprises pays 80 percent of an employee’s health benefit, and employees who participate in the Wellness Program and Health Assessment have another 50 percent of out-of-pocket costs covered by the company. 

Chaney Enterprises employs 200 delivery professionals, support personnel and administrative staff located in nine Maryland counties. 

The AWE will recognize the regional awardees at its annual awards luncheon on June 1 in Bethesda. More than 600 leading business executives are expected to attend. News anchor Kimberly Lohman Suiters of NBC-4 will emcee the event.

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