Winegard Company Wins Gold, Recognized With National Award for Wellness Program

Company receives Well Workplace Award from Wellness Council of America on Oct. 20

BURLINGTON, Iowa – (October 21, 2011) – Winegard Company has been awarded a national Well Workplace Award by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) based on the company’s workplace wellness initiatives. Director of Organization Development and IT, Dr. Denise Baker, accepted the award at a ceremony in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 20.

“What makes this award so special is that it embodies Randy Winegard’s personal and corporate values towards wellness and quality of life,” said Dr. Denise Baker. “His support has been key to our success in improving individual health, increasing productivity and reducing healthcare costs.”  

In determining its awards, WELCOA evaluates seven benchmarks on how a company’s wellness programs measure up. Those benchmarks include: Capturing CEO Support, Creating Cohesive Wellness Teams, Collecting Data to Drive Health Efforts, Crafting an Operating Plan, Choosing Appropriate Interventions, Creating a Supportive Environment and Consistently Evaluating Outcomes. Winegard Company scored 175.76 out of 180 possible points.

Winegard Company established its employee wellness program initiative in 2008 starting with a health assessment of all employees. Through the assessment, it was discovered that some employees had significant health issues that could be treated. Winegard’s wellness program covers such things as gym reimbursements, onsite educational seminars, onsite exercise classes and healthy choices in vending machines. For employees or spouses that fall into the high risk category, Winegard provides an intense, physician directed healthy living clinic.

“One of the surprises to us was that we underestimated the big boost in employee morale,” said Dr. Denise Baker. “Employees really valued that we were investing in them. And, the investment has paid off by contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to the bottom line.”

About Winegard

Winegard Company designs and manufactures world class antenna products for both satellite and over-the-air multi-media signal reception. With more than 55 years of antenna design, testing and manufacturing experience, Winegard’s innovative solutions have shaped the industry for home, recreational vehicle, truck, marine, medical, and automotive antennas. Winegard also offers commercial VSAT 2-way antennas that provide real-time broadband communication solutions for extreme and remote environments to oil and gas industries and to military and emergency response teams. A pioneer in antenna technology, Winegard has designed more than 1,000 different antenna products with more than 60 patents, making Winegard products the benchmark for quality and performance. 

Winegard Company is a privately held company led by Randy Winegard, son of founder, John Winegard and is headquartered in Burlington, Iowa. To learn more about Winegard, visit or call 800-288-8094. 

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