LATROBE, Pa., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kennametal Inc. announced today that it has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the 2011 Healthiest Employers in Western Pennsylvania. Among eighteen finalists in the region, Kennametal was chosen for achieving excellence in innovative health and wellness programs for its employees.

"We are delighted to be honored as a 2011 Healthiest Employer," commented Judith Bacchus, Kennametal Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. "We strive to be an employer of choice every day and we believe our world-class health and wellness programs are yet another way we continue to make Kennametal a great place to work."

Part of the company's comprehensive Total Rewards program, Kennametal's numerous health and wellness offerings include healthy dining options at facility cafeteria locations, smart pick snack options in the vending machines, health and fitness programs such as Drop 10 in 10 and the 10,000 Step Challenge, as well as a fitness center and walking trails located on campus at the company's headquarters in Latrobe, PA.

"Educating our employees on wellness and providing them with the resources they need to make healthy decisions is a 'win-win' for both our employees and the company. We continually look for ways to enhance these programs to further benefit our global team," concluded Bacchus.

Kennametal Inc. delivers productivity to customers seeking peak performance in demanding environments by providing innovative custom and standard wear-resistant solutions. This proven productivity is enabled through our advanced materials sciences and application knowledge.  Our commitment to a sustainable environment provides additional value to our customers. Companies operating in everything from airframes to coal mining, from engines to oil wells and from turbochargers to construction recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains. In fiscal year 2010, customers bought approximately $1.9 billion of Kennametal products and services – delivered by our approximately 11,000 talented employees doing business in more than 60 countries – with more than 50 percent of these revenues coming from outside North America. Visit us at

SOURCE Kennametal Inc.

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