GMP Friction Products Employees Participate in Healthy Lifestyle Challenge to Win a Healthy Home-Cooked Meal

Five Month Program has 62% of Employees Participating; President to Cook Winners’ Meal

Akron, OH, September 02, 2011 --( GMP Friction Products, a leading manufacturer and supplier of powdered metal friction products for clutch plates and brake pads, has created a voluntary wellness program with 62% of the employees choosing to participate. The employees are working out, counting calories and reducing stress to win the 2011 Healthy Lifestyle Challenge.

“The purpose of this challenge is to increase awareness about the importance of fitness and have some fun as well,” said Jerry Lynch, president and COO of GMP Friction Products. “Focusing on the healthy behaviors of exercise, weight management, and good nutrition improves concentration while reducing stress.”

The five month program began April 1 and winners will be named on September 1, 2011. The challenge features multiple prizes, culminating with the president acting as a healthy chef to make the top winners a special home-cooked dinner.

“We estimate that during the course of this program, the total weight loss of our participants added together is the equivalent of one person,” said Lynch. “Employees are telling me that they’ve never felt better.”

The challengers are following the tips from the renowned cardiologist Dr. Oz’s website of dieting, exercise, vitamins and reducing stress. The company has scheduled a series of healthy luncheons throughout the year and has developed a Health Day for next quarter with glucose screenings, flu shots and cholesterol screenings to encourage employees to make maintaining a healthy lifestyle a long term goal.

Since 1929, GMP Friction Products has designed and manufactured brake pads and clutch plates for use in a variety of industrial and automotive applications. They provide friction material products to non-automotive industrial manufacturers such as off-road vehicles, construction, industrial equipment, aerospace, heavy truck, and other specialty markets. GMP Friction Products is a privately-held woman-owned small business. As a world leader in sintered metallic friction materials, they specialize in working with clients to engineer and create customized parts in a range of materials for controlling, stopping, or transmitting power. For more information, call 330-633-1226 or visit their website at

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Chris Brown