State Senator Len Fasano Joins in Honoring Wallingford-based Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals Inc. for Healthcare Initiatives

July 15, 2009

Hartford, CT – State Senator Len Fasano (R-North Haven) joined Tuesday with other lawmakers and local officials to honor Wallingford company Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals, Inc. as it was named a Connecticut 2009 Health Workplace Innovator by the Connecticut Chapter of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD). The Connecticut Chapter of the PFCD is a statewide coalition of approximately 80 patient, provider, community, business and labor groups which works to raise awareness about managing and preventing chronic illnesses.

“This award from the Connecticut Chapter of PFCD only affirms what many of us already know to be true of Ulbrich – that it makes its employees a priority,” said Senator Fasano. “In providing folks with easy access to tools for healthy living like lectures, discounts to health clubs and up to 80% reimbursement for smoking cessation programs, the company not only reduces the cost of healthcare coverage but most importantly improves the lives of its workforce.”

In addition to the award from PFCD, Senator Fasano and several other state lawmakers joined together and presented a special citation to Ulbrich Steel in recognition of the company’s efforts to maintain and improve the health and quality of life of its employees.

“I am honored to be able to join in recognizing a company that has always been a positive force in our community,” said Senator Fasano. “Ulbrich Steel has its roots right here in Wallingford where it began back in the 1920’s. Since that time the company has provided quality jobs and helped develop strong careers for many in our community. But even more than the invaluable experience it provides, the company treats its workforce more like family than employees and that deserves our recognition and appreciation.”

Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals, Inc. has approximately 500 employees and offices worldwide. It processes a variety of metals including stainless steel, nickel alloys, and titanium. The company serves a variety of markets including the aerospace, medical, automotive, aircraft and nuclear and solar energy industries.

For more on Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals, Inc. visit: http://www.ulbrich.com/.

To learn more about the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease visit: http://www.fightchronicdisease.org/.