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West Bend honored with awards!

While the last year has changed the way many of us work, our dedicated associates continue to make West Bend a great place to work. We’re incredibly thankful for our associates and proud of the recent recognition we’ve received.

Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine named West Bend one of the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance™ for 2021. Inclusion on this list is based on an anonymous employee survey, as well as a company culture profile. Ninety-five percent of West Bend respondents said West Bend was great place to work, compared to fifty-nine percent of employees at a typical U.S.-based company.

Additionally, The Wisconsin State Journal named our Madison office one of the area’s Top Workplaces for 2021. With the Madison area being home to many well-respected companies, we’re humbled and grateful to our associates who provided their honest feedback and appreciation via a confidential survey.

We thank our associates for continuing to make West Bend a great place to work!


National Water Safety Month

May is National Water Safety Month. While it’s always important to practice water safety, May is the perfect time to raise awareness about the risks associated with water as we head into the busy swimming season.

According to the American Red Cross:

  • Ten people die each day from unintentional drowning, and on average two of them are under age fourteen.
  • Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages one to four than any other cause except birth defects.
  • Among those one to fourteen, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death behind motor vehicle crashes.
  • For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency care for non-fatal submersion injuries.

Fortunately, despite these troubling statistics, drowning deaths and injuries are preventable with the proper safety precautions.

To learn more, check out these water safety tips and resources.


Dehumidifier safety

Spring and summer are prime seasons for increased humidity. Basements, crawl spaces, and indoor pool or spa areas are key locations that may be affected by moisture in the air. When not addressed, excessive humidity can result in mold, musty scents, uneven floorboards, and stains on walls and ceilings. Dehumidifiers can do a great job of minimizing moisture and protecting your home, but there may be some risk involved.

Over the last 20 years, there have been several high-profile dehumidifier recalls from several name-brand manufacturers after faulty units caught fire. In some cases, these fires were devastating to the homeowners. Before you turn on your dehumidifier, please make sure it hasn’t been recalled.

Check out these West Bend Cares blogs for more information.

Dehumidifiers can overheat and catch fire. Do you have one?

A faulty dehumidifier could burn your house down

Then, if you want to learn more about dehumidifier operation and maintenance, as well as dehumidifier components and common failure modes, read Dehumidifier Fires – Expert Article on Forensic Investigations.

And if you’re in the market for a new dehumidifier, check out these dehumidifier buying guides from Lowe’s and Menards.

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