Stress, out! Apple Rubber introduces an eco-friendly employee wellness area


At Apple Rubber, our continuing commitment to employee health and wellness is bolstered by the great suggestions we receive from our employees. Based on a comment from an Apple Rubber team member, we recently created a smoke-free wellness area – a beautiful 12’ x 24’ gazebo.

The gazebo is located a short distance from the plant in an attractive green space and provides a great place for Apple Rubber employees to enjoy lunches, breaks, and training. We feel that the gazebo will offer a safe haven for team members to release the stress of the day, which – in turn – helps to maintain a positive well-being.

Stress is one of the biggest problems in the fast-paced world in which we live and work. The benefits of simply eating a quiet lunch in a stress-free zone can include better digestion; slower consumption without the “I-need-to-rush” feeling; and even lower blood pressure.

The gazebo is maintenance-free, so there is no need for stains or paints that could leach into the environment. The roof is made of out-of-spec rubber, which reduces landfill waste and doubles the life of a traditional roof for better sustainability. Most of the other building materials can be recycled, as well.

Apple Rubber is a global leader in providing engineering solutions for seals, gaskets and rubber products. Our engineering teams have worked on numerous projects dedicated to environmental sustainability.

We have provided fuel cell gaskets and rod dampeners for storage from renewable energy sources, housing seals for low-energy lighting sources, and head gaskets for high-efficiency train engines, among several others.