The more than 1,700 employees at Ashley Furniture Industries Inc.’s massive production complex in Advance, N.C., now have an on-campus healthcare clinic.
PONTOTOC, Miss. — Employees of a Mississippi furniture factory are now able to get health care services near their work site. Southern Furniture Industries recently opened a health and wellness clinic for employees and their families to control the rising costs of health care. The clinic is staffed with three registered nurses and a nurse practitioner. Southern Furniture is made up of Southern Motion, a recliner manufacturer, and Fusion Furniture, producers of living room furniture, with about 2,200 employees at nine facilities in Pontotoc County.
Furniture with flame retardant chemicals will be banned by healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser, which spends $30 million a year on furnishings, will no longer buy treated items treated, and will refurnish hundreds of locations.
Kaiser Permanente said it will stop buying furniture treated with flame retardants. Kaiser Permanente is the first health system in the country to do this. The decision could impact more than 38 hospitals and 600 medical offices in eight states and the District of Columbia.
Rising health-care and insurance costs is manufacturers’ top concern, according to quarterly survey by the National Association of Manufacturers and IndustryWeek.
According to the quarterly survey by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and IndustryWeek released today, rising health care and insurance costs is manufacturers’ top concern followed closely by political uncertainty and the unfavorable business climate.
KI has earned the designation of “Green Master,” the highest tier in the Green Masters Program established by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.