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Meet Annette Emrich-Starry from ECORE International

By June 19, 2019September 2nd, 2021Member Spotlight

“I remember when I first became responsible for handling our health insurance plan many years ago, I was terrified. I was not new in my HR role but I was pretty “green” in handling a self-funded medical plan budget. At renewal time, I tried to lean on our broker for help but felt that the estimation of claims for the budget was not very scientific and I felt pretty vulnerable financially should we have a bad year. After one year of watching my budget like a hawk, losing sleep over big claims, and calculating stop-loss reimbursements, I was so ready for the KBP program. It was one of our Board members who told us about KBP and put us in contact with Jeff and Frank. After learning about the concept of what this health consortium can do for us, I felt so relieved. The switch was pretty seamless. The protection and peace of mind was priceless. Over the years, we truly learned what it means to be part of this group…excellent service and great protection. Many thanks to McConkey and Benecon for being there for us!”

Since 1871, Ecore has been transforming reclaimed waste into unique surfaces that make people’s lives better. What started with simple cork closures has evolved into a diverse portfolio of products solving complex problems in applications ranging from playgrounds, weight rooms, and turf fields to hospitals, hotels, and retail environments. We are driven every day by a simple question, “Can a floor do more?” At Ecore, we believe the answer is “YES.” We are building our company and the products we offer based on the simple notion that floors should elevate beyond current expectations. Our energy is focused on the interaction between people and the surface. We engineer performance well beyond industry standards related to acoustics, ergonomics, and safety. Harvesting the unique power from a myriad of waste streams, Ecore creates products that align–substantial force reduction with a balanced amount of energy return to create dynamic surfaces that are catered to the individual and the application. Ecore is comprised of four business units: Ecore Athletic, Ecore Commercial Flooring, Ecore Construction, and Ecore Industrial.

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