A Fit Friendly Workplace! American Heart Association

Monday, January 19, 2015
American Heart Association Award

KSA Receives Fit Friendly Workplace Status through the American Heart Association

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. LONGVIEW, TX. On January 13, KSA was recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) as a Fit Friendly Worksite. KSA achieved the Gold level, the highest awarded by the AHA, by offering employees a Wellness Program through the American Council of Engineering Companies’ Designed Wellness Program. Supported by the firm’s leadership, KSA offers physical activity support, healthy eating options at work, such as fresh fruit for snacks, and promotes an overall culture of wellness. KSA publicizes the program through email communication and a dedicated page on its intranet site that features links to a variety of fitness discounts, health assessments, and communication vehicles.

Through the Fit Friendly Worksite program, AHA recognizes employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health. It rewards organizations for their progressive leadership and concern for their staff. Requirements for Gold level achievement include implementing at least six of the physical activity criteria, two of the nutrition criteria, and one of several culture criteria. Employee resources, such as the AHA’s Activity Tracker, walking and exercise programs, and healthy eating resources; materials to promote the wellness programs to employees, including the free Worksite Wellness Kit from the AHA;  and a quarterly workplace wellness e-newsletter with content, allow employees and firms to monitor their progress toward contributing to and delivering a culture of wellness.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters working tirelessly to eliminate these diseases. It funds innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to save and improve lives. The AHA’s nationwide organization includes 144 local offices and nearly 2,700 employees.

About KSA

KSA is an industry leader, providing a broad range of engineering, architecture, planning, surveying, and construction management services for more than 35 years. Founded in 1978, the firm has grown to over 170 employees located in multiple offices in the south central U.S. For four consecutive years, KSA has been named to the ENR Top 500 list as one of the 500 largest design firms in America. KSA was named a “Best Companies to Work for in Texas," for both 2014 and 2015 through a joint project of Texas Monthly, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), Texas SHRM, and Best Companies Group. KSA also has been recognized by ZweigWhite’s Hot Firm program, which recognizes the fastest growing architectural and engineering firms from the U.S. and Canada, and now as a “Fit Friendly Worksite”  by the American Heart Association.

Employment Opportunities

KSA is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill positions at various levels of the engineering process.  For a current list of openings available at KSA, visit our careers page here.

For more information, contact:

Hunter Hilburn, Director of Marketing, 903-236-7700
140 E. Tyler Street, Suite 600
Longview, TX 75601