Wellness

Sitting is the New Smoking

Posted on May 16, 2018

People are sitting more than ever. While technology has made things more convenient, it has also made us more sedentary. The effect of this type of stationary lifestyle doesn’t just impact us physically, with weakened muscles, weight gain/obesity, and chronic diseases, but also emotionally, putting […]

Community

Question, persuade and refer: how QPR can help prevent suicide

Posted on Apr 24, 2018

A group of about a hundred volunteers have taught thousands of people in Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties a technique meant to help prevent suicide. The technique is called QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. The instructors got together Tuesday at Miron Construction, […]

Sustainability

A People-Focused Look into the Future of LEED/WELL

Posted on Apr 23, 2018

Recent advancements in LEED and sustainable construction are focusing more and more on people’s health and well-being. This means constructing spaces that are healthier environments for people, which aligns perfectly with Miron’s mission to affect the triple bottom line: PEOPLE, Planet, and Payback. This focus […]

Safety

The right flex: area manufacturers place emphasis on ergonomics to improve wellness

Posted on Mar 15, 2018

Local company efforts run the gamut — from wellness programs to the design of physical workspaces. “On every job site at every Miron project, we stretch in the morning,” Steve Tyink, vice president of business innovation at Miron Construction Co. Inc. who frequently collaborates with […]

Community

Orthopedic & Sports Institute and Miron Construction’s April Fools’ 5K to benefit Appleton Area Students

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley (OSI) and Miron Construction Co., Inc. will host the eighth annual April Fools’ 5K Run/Walk on Friday, March 23, 2018. The event begins at OSI, 2105 E. Enterprise Ave., in Appleton, at 6 p.m. and finishes at Appleton North […]

Miron Construction honored with Employ Humanity Excellence Award

Posted on Dec 27, 2017

Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recently honored as the inaugural recipient of the 2017 Employ Humanity Excellence Award. The purpose of the award is to provide appropriate recognition to employers that are committed to the comprehensive well-being of employees, industry and community. The selection process, […]

Sustainability

Menasha’s Fork Farms is changing the face of farming–and helping schools, pantries

Posted on Nov 13, 2017

This isn’t your father’s farm. Or anyone’s vision of a farm, really, outside of a science fiction novel. This “farm” of indoor plastic growing modules looks like it came off a spaceship. Fork Farms is a small, young, agriculture technology company that manufactures plastic hydroponic […]