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Face It Together Helps Local Company

September 17, 2012, 6:03 PM by Brady Mallory

Face It Together Helps Local Company

It takes teamwork for employees to create product excellence.  The same can be said for a company to maintain excellent employees.  When it comes to struggles with drugs and alcohol, a Sioux Falls company and its employees are facing it together.

"We're attacking this head-on.  We're doing something no other city is doing," Human Resources Director for Orion Food Systems Justin Rey said.

That means trying to eliminate the stigma that comes with struggling with alcohol and drugs. Orion Food Systems, maker of Hot Stuff Pizza, teamed up with Face It Together to offer its more than 300 employees access to treatment and counseling options, but also much more. Rey said employees need to know they are not alone.

"We're not just looking for people to weed them out or do those things.  We really want to help them," Rey said.

Rey cannot pick a dollar amount, but said using Face It Together has helped the company save a lot of money in health insurance costs and missed days of work.  Rey realized how much the program is worth when a certain employee came forward.

"Just talking with that individual and seeing how from the first conversation I had with him, how scared they were that they were going to lose their job.  That they were going to get fired.  The multiple conversations it took to reassure, 'Hey, we will take care of you.  We are standing behind you,'" Rey said.

With that kind of support, Rey hopes Orion helps make the road to recovery a little easier.

"And verbally tell every employee that, 'It is ok; you can come forward,'" Rey said.

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