How Graco Inc. Created a Nationally-Recognized Wellness Program


Recorded 05.21.2019

Graco Inc. is a publicly-held manufacturing company located in Minnesota. They established their wellness program in 2008 when healthcare costs began to rise and threaten their overall cost structure and margins.

Over ten years, Graco found what works for their organization and has evolved the program to create a healthier, more engaged workforce, which in turn has led to significant healthcare cost reductions.

Watch our recorded webinar where we discuss Graco's wellness journey with their HR, Health, Wellness and Safety Manager, Kellie McLaughlin.

On this webinar, you'll learn:

  • How Graco got started with wellness and how they built their vision.
  • Their data-focused approach to evolving their benefits to support employee well-being.
  • What steps Graco took to earn employee trust and buy-in.
  • The impact leadership support has made on the success of the program.

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Meet Kellie McLaughlin

kelliemclaughlin-circleKellie McLaughlin is a Human Resources, Health, Wellness and Safety Manager for Graco Inc. She has been with Graco since 1998 and is responsible for the Lubrication Division coupled with corporate responsibilities for managing the Health, Wellness and Safety team.

She has a bachelors’ degree in organizational leadership and over 30 years of experience in the various human resources disciplines. In her role, she is responsible for developing the wellness strategy for North America, program design, compliance, and staying apprised of “best practices.” She believes the key to Graco’s success in wellness has been the support from the President and CEO, developing a program that allows employees to succeed, keeping the program fresh with new engaging program challenges, utilization of data analytics and a partnership with the benefits team.

Want a sneak peek of the conversation? Here's a clip from one of our insightful prep meetings: