SOURCE: Kenco Logistic Services

October 13, 2009 08:58 ET

Kenco's Successful "Mission Slim-Possible" Weight Loss Challenge and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Enters New Phase With 922 Employees Enrolled in "Walking for Better Health" Program

CHATTANOOGA, TN--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Kenco Logistic Services, LLC (, one of the most well-respected names in the third-party logistics industry and major employer, announces the second phase of its corporate-wide wellness program, "Walking for Better Health."

According to Jim Kennedy III, Kenco's owner, "Our just-concluded four month 'Boot Camp' pilot program in Chattanooga was an unqualified success. Participants scheduled regular sessions, led and monitored by professional trainers. Total weight loss, counting all 28 participants was an astounding 427 lbs!

"We're so pleased that the Chattanooga program got off to such a great start that we're opening it to our corporate-wide wide family of 3,500 employees across the country," Mr. Kennedy added.

Irma Valesquez, Kenco Logistic Services Benefits Manager, explained, "The company is very happy to announce that we have 922 Kenco employees enrolled in the 'Walking for Better Health' program, double what we expected. We are excited to see such high participation and hope that everyone achieves his or her goals. The program includes pedometers and walking logs for every participant, and is scheduled to begin on October 12, 2009."

Mr. Kennedy concluded by inviting all Kenco employees from every division to think seriously about the company's wellness initiatives. "We are firmly committed to helping everyone get into better shape, and have committed substantial human and financial resources, as well as facilities, to make this a winning program for everyone."

About The Kenco Family of Companies

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