Employee engagement is a serious area of focus at Engineered Profiles (we recently won an award for it). Without our work force we couldn’t deliver high quality parts to our customers. While pay and benefits are excellent ways to attract high quality associates, the environment they work in can have a lot to do with asassociate retention rate. Engineered Profiles prides itself in operating a safe environment. Recently changes have been made to improve the creature comforts in our production environment. Engineered Profiles has completed a remodel of its main cafeteria lounge.
A core component of Engineered Profiles’ Employee Engagement program is the EP4ME committee. This is a group of dedicated associates from many areas of the plant who focus on discussing and resolving plant concerns, plan and execute employee engagement events, as well as connect the front office to the manufacturing groups. They are responsible for everything from the company holiday party to handing out free car washes and organizing fun events like a dunk tank for charity. The committee noticed that the main cafeteria lounge area that everyone takes breaks in during the day was looking a little worse for wear. Local designers and contractors were invited to bid on a refresh.
The redesign was more than a few coats of paint. The cafeteria was taken down to the studs. New tables, chairs, and entertainment options were accompanied by a new selection of menu options for the in-house cafeteria. Construction was completed earlier this year and the updated area is being enjoyed by all. The updated cafeteria lounge is just another way the Engineered Profiles strives to become irresistible not just to its customers but also the associates who manufacture the high quality parts EP is known for.