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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Workers at Greenberry Fabrication in Lewisburg stretch and warm-up before work to stay healthy.

With no prompting required, four dozen beefy dudes in orange vests and safety glasses launch into a five-minute stretching routine that would not look out of place in a ballet studio. They hold each pose for about 30 seconds before moving on to the next, systematically working the kinks out of shoulders, legs and backs.

“We call it our stretch and flex,” said Larry Hyland, the company’s site safety manager, as the workers go through their morning ritual at Greenberry’s Lewisburg shops. “We’ve got a series of stretches we got from various occupational medicine groups, just to help limber ’em up.”

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