SUSTAINABILITY > Associates Development

The Shape Family

Shape cares for the well-being of our associates in many ways – through health programs, training opportunities, a safe working environment and volunteer experiences.

Shape has been able to maintain a small company atmosphere throughout a history of constant growth. Associates refer to this culture as "the Shape family." Shape holds several events each year, occasions for the "family" to enjoy activities outside of work with their families. Annual events include the Shape Summer Party, and a Halloween Party.

Internally, associates are informed of company developments at monthly "town hall" meetings for each business unit, as well as quarterly meetings where lunch is provided and associates hear updates directly from executives.

Associate Development

Out of respect for the individuals who work at Shape, and to constantly improve the quality of our workforce, Shape offers a variety of programs to keep associates challenged, interested and motivated. Associates begin with an extensive orientation to fully prepare them for their new position. Careers are advanced through Department of Labor apprenticeship programs in one of three trades: machine repair, tool and die and industrial electrician. Training and on-going development are viewed as core values at Shape and integral to organizational success.

Fitness and Wellness

Shape is committed to the health of our workforce. We provide a complete wellness program to benefit our associates and reduce health care inflation costs.
To proactively maintain both the physical and mental health of our associates, Shape created a comprehensive on-site fitness center to serve as a hub for physical and mental wellness programs, exercise classes and energized workouts.