Kolbe Employees Give Back to Heart Walk

August 15, 2008

More than 280 employees from Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. took part in the Wausau Start! Heart Walk in Wausau, Wis. The employees raised $24,000 for heart disease research, including improved protocols for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The company has its own first responder program, which was formalized after an employee suffered a heart attack in 2000. A quick-thinking colleague began CPR and was inspired to become a trained first responder because of the experience. Of the company’s 1,500 employees, 17 are licensed first responders. All 58 floor managers are required to have CPR training, and another 50 employees also were trained.