Xerium Named by Triangle Business Journal as one of the Healthiest Employers for 2015

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, December 4, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services, recently was honored by Triangle Business Journal as one of the top 25 Healthiest Employers for 2015.

For the 2nd consecutive year, Xerium is proud to be recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as one of the Healthiest Employers.  This award presented by the Triangle Business Journal, recognizes companies and nonprofit entities that commit to making wellness a priority while proactively shaping the health of their employees. 

Xerium invests in its corporate-wide wellness programs with a comprehensive program. Key attributes on the program are:

  • incentives on medical plan premiums aligned with employee participation in biometric screenings
  • weight management program
  • stress management program
  • fitness program
  • gym membership reimbursement
  • annual wellness fair
  • healthy food and snacks in the workplace
  • regular newsletters on a variety of different topics ranging from personal finance to meditation
  • free flu shots

“We are committed to the health of our employees. It is a process to install this type of culture. Each year, we will continue to build upon the successes and learnings that preceded it. It is our goal to be one of the healthiest companies. We care about the health and well-being of our employees and their families. Our health & welfare benefits promote wellness, encourage healthy lifestyles, and provide flexibility to our employees and their families while mitigating rising medical costs, driven by the Affordable Care Act.” said Mr. Mike Bly, Global Leader of Human Resources for Xerium.

“We are strong advocates of wellness programs in the workplace.” continued Mr. Bly, “Xerium is a great organization filled with exceptional employees and we want to do our part to foster personal wellness. It is an investment into our people. We are proud to receive this Healthiest Employer recognition from the community.”

About Xerium

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM) is a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services. Xerium, which operates around the world under a variety of brand names, utilizes a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies to provide customers with tailored solutions and products integral to production, all designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. With 27 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries around the world, Xerium has approximately 3,000 employees.

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Source: Xerium Technologies, Inc.

Xerium Technologies, Inc.
Cliff Pietrafitta
Chief Financial Officer