MARATHON HEALTH: Kalamazoo Companies Commit to Employee Wellness Through Shared Health Center

Marathon Health issued the following announcement on Aug. 29.

Schupan & Sons, Inc. and Fabri-Kal Corporation announced a partnership to provide primary and preventive care services to more than 500 of their eligible employees and families through a partnership with Marathon Health, LLC. Through a shared service model, both companies will utilize the same health center and its services. The Schupan & Fabri-Kal Employee Health Center will be located in Kalamazoo, Mich., and is scheduled to open August 29, 2018.

The partnership is part of Schupan & Sons, Inc. and Fabri-Kal Corporation’s effort to increase access to primary and preventive care services, improve the health of their population, and stabilize healthcare costs. The health center is provided through Marathon Health, a provider of employer-sponsored health centers that enable employers to optimize the health of their workforce and business. Schupan & Sons Inc. and Fabri-Kal Corporation are family owned, Kalamazoo-based companies. Services at their shared health center will include health assessments, acute care, and health coaching.

Marc Schupan, CEO of Schupan & Sons, Inc., said, “Good access to affordable healthcare has far-reaching, positive outcomes for everyone. This is another step in helping to create an environment of better wellness for employees and their families which, I hope, will ultimately impact our community in immeasurable ways. Sometimes we undertake projects because it is the right thing to do. This project certainly qualifies.”

Mike Roeder, President and COO of Fabri-Kal Corporation, said “Our goal is to help our employees and their families be more proactive in their health management. We believe convenient, affordable, personalized care and coaching will increase the well-being of our families. Sharing the center with a company like Schupan & Sons, a company that shares similar family values, creates an even greater sense of caring for our people and our community.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with the teams at Schupan & Sons, Inc. and Fabri-Kal Corporation – two companies that align with our values,” said Jerry Ford, CEO of Marathon Health. “By bringing worksite healthcare to their employees, Schupan & Sons, Inc. and Fabri-Kal Corporation will increase access to high-quality care to improve employee population health and reduce healthcare costs.”

Incorporated in 1968 by Nelson L. Schupan, Schupan & Sons, Inc. is a metals and plastics business specializing in industrial and electronics recycling, fabrication and distribution of new metal and plastic mill products, beverage container processing and materials trading. With nearly 600 employees at its 15 locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, attracting and investing in talented, committed people have been at the heart of Schupan’s success for the past 50 years. More information on Schupan may be found at the company’s website,

Fabri-Kal Corporation is a leading provider of foodservice and custom thermoformed packaging solutions. One of the largest thermoformers in North America, Fabri-Kal’s customer base includes foodservice operators and consumer product manufacturers. Fabri-Kal specializes in a variety of materials including renewable agricultural fiber. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich., and in continuous operation since 1950, Fabri-Kal employs more than 1,000 people in five manufacturing, printing and warehousing facilities throughout the United States. More information about Fabri-Kal may be found at the company’s website,

Marathon Health offers a proven solution for helping employers reduce the total cost of healthcare. The Marathon Health approach integrates the best practices of onsite primary care, including health assessment with risk identification, coaching and advocacy, and disease management for high cost chronic conditions. Marathon Health supports its unique model with the Marathon eHealth Portal, delivering medical content, interactive diet and fitness tools, a personal health record, and an electronic medical record to manage care. For more information, please visit

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