We exist to add value to America’s businesses and communities by teaching about the benefits of workplaces that are free of challenges associated with the misuse of alcohol and drugs. Our business to business efforts keenly address with respect, dignity and privacy, the compliance needs of entities and persons covered by federal regulations and state law. We are committed to managing the details of compliance the way it should be: easy , affordable and hassle-free so our clients enjoy a healthier, safer and more engaged workforce.
–Mary Wellnitz, President/CEO
Welcome to Figment Group Inc.
Figment Group, Inc. specializes in helping employers (regulated and non-regulated), employees, schools, social agencies, unions and trade associations to develop, implement and manage Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace Programs. Figment Group, Inc. was founded in 2001 and quickly gained a solid reputation as a leader in providing DOT compliance and management of substance abuse testing programs for many types of industries. Figment Group customizes program components to match the organization’s goals and culture. Figment Group is recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a partner to businesses seeking to implement a drug-free environment.
We are committed to:
- Providing the absolute, highest level of confidentiality and accountability.
- Delivering services on-time with unmatched customer service, professionalism and quality.
- Providing innovative workplace, school-place, and public-safety solutions and compliance advice that mitigate risks.
- Working within your budget and time-frame while keeping prices in check.
Our Corporate Values
We are an intelligent, focused, consulting firm that guides our customers through everything imaginable in the world of safety and drug-free environments. Our enthusiastic, well-trained and eager staff is at the heartbeat of our success. We manage the needs of a wide variety of individuals, communities, companies, non-profit organizations and industries. We prove our unique ability to care, by treating each and every customer with personal and professional attention to detail. The difference is our attitude, expertise and customer service. We care more!
We Do What’s Right,
We Do What We Say, and
"- Lori Adams, Phlebotomist (ASCP), Occupational Screening , Heartland Regional Medical Center, Marion, IL
I just recently took the DOT trainer course from the Figment Group Inc. by instructor Teri B. on DOT Drug Screen Trainer and training on the Lifeloc Phoenix 6.0 Breath Alcohol Machine. I feel that Teri is a thorough trainer with comprehensive material presented in a professional manner. I highly recommend Teri for your DOT Drug Screen Trainer Course and Lifeloc Phoenix 6.0 BAT Trainer Course."
"- Shannon Kaser, Owner/President , Royal Excursion, Mishawaka, IN
We have been extremely satisfied with Figment Group’s services since 2009. Figment Group is peerless in their knowledge of Department of Transportation and Federal Transit Authority Rules and Regulations. Excellent Supervisor Training curriculums, Drug Free Workplace programs and Driver Qualification File platform. Mary, Jim & the staff always go above and beyond to assist us with any compliance questions, and keep us up-to-date on new regulations on the horizon."
"- Tammy Rosolik, Laboratory Manager , Alverno Clinical Laboratories, Hammond, IN
We found that the ‘Phoenix’ Lifeloc brand beat our previous instrument which did not have the ‘EasyMode’ DOT Protocol and Prompts; and did not automatically print results directly on adhesive labels. An added plus was Figment’s trainer; who was very knowledgeable, patient, and genuinely interested in satifying our needs."
"- Shelley Dunleavy, Director Personnel Dept. , City of Michigan City, Michigan City, IN
In La Porte County, we are lucky to have a local provider of Drug-Free Workplace services with Department of Transportation regulation expertise. Figment Group offered flexibility with 24/7 on-site testing and top-notch customer services. Both features were the added value we were looking for. Also, utilizing the services of Figment Group supports our Mayor’s “buy local” initiative. The dollars Michigan City spends each year to buy products and services comes from tax dollars. These dollars being spent locally benefits the community. All of us win."
"- Patty Metro, Owner , Metro Excavation Corporation, Cedar Lake, IN
Regarding their new substance abuse policy—I received everything and upon reading thoroughly I will let you know if it’s acceptable. (I’m confident it’s just fine for our purposes). Thanks so much for all of your help. Your company has made this process much smoother than trying to fly solo."
"- Margaret Rich, Owner , Aero-Flo, Kingsbury, IN
Like any company, we weren’t immune to drug use on the job. We called on Figment Group to assist us in implementing a random drug testing program and drug-free policy. In the short run, many of our employees resigned once the program was initiated. However, today we have a more efficient and safer operation. Employee morale is higher than ever. If you’re interested in increasing productivity and saving money, I would recommend considering a drug-free workplace. It has made a significant difference in our business."
"- Kristen Coslet, Director Safety, Rules and Training , Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), Michigan City, IN
As a result of our long working relationship, we believe that Figment Group understands our industry and the regulatory environment in which we operate. Compliance audits of our testing procedures always pass Federal Railroad Association (FRA) scrutiny. Figment regularly conducts on-site Supervisor Training, 24 / 7 on-site random drug testing and prepares our annual report to the FRA. When post-accident toxicology testing is required, they are there overseeing the specimen collection process. Unquestionably, we are extremely pleased with Figment’s first-class customer service and trust that their work will keep us compliant."
"- Dave Eggers, Director of Transportation (Retired DOT Officer) , LaPorte Community School Corporation, LaPorte, IN
We have used the Figment Group for our DOT compliance consultant since 2002. As a Director of Transportation, I have found that Figment Group’s is very thorough and detailed on DOT issues including current changes in the regulations.. There office staff are by far the most professional , knowledgeable and attentive service provider that you’ll ever use. There full-time office staff responds quickly to questions and makes us feel like we’re important to them and that’s important to us. I would highly recommend Figment Group to assist any school system with DOT compliance."
"- Laura Vermillion, Sales Service Coordinator , US Grandules, Plymouth, IN
In introducing Laura to her new Compliance Representative, she stated the following. I’m relatively certain I’ve had a few emails with Kylie in the past. I’ve never had a bad experience with any employee at Figment Group, I’ll look forward to working with her."
"- Jeff Sutton, HR Manager , XL Industrial Services, Inc., La Porte, IN
Figment Group does an outstanding job at monitoring our drug and alcohol programs by keeping us compliant with DOT regulations and the necessary Supervisor Training. They are not just a vendor, they are a solid business partner to us that has helped our growing nationwide business succeed, and stay in compliant with DOT Regulations"
"- Glee Lim, BS, RN, CWPM , Navistar Inc., Melrose Park, IL
We purchased a Lifeloc machine based on my research that it is a good product. I felt overwhelmed at the beginning because of doing calibration. However, my wonderful instructor Terri Bucher trained me well. She was very supportive and available on the phone whenever I had questions. Now I am using a great product with a great support who is only a phone call away!"
"- Karen Morlan, PHR, Sr. Human Resources Manager , American Licorice Company, Union City, CA & La Porte, IN
We have used Figment Group for a number of years to conduct our substance screenings and have full faith and confidence in them. Their discretion is impeccable. Their communication is beyond our expectations. I look forward to our continued partnership for many years to come!"
"- Jerry Vargo, Fleet Manager , First Baptist Church of Hammond, Hammond, IN
I highly endorse and recommend the Figment Group for any company that needs help with drug and alcohol testing and DOT compliance issues. They are super quick to respond to our needs and questions. Our church operates approximately 70 buses each Sunday with a driver pool of 150 drivers. The Figment Group makes it so much easier to manage such a large operation. I have the utmost confidence in their ability to help us keep compliant with changing regulations and updates from the D.O.T."
"- Jill Snyder, Office Manager and DER , The King Company, Inc., Holland, MI
The King Co., Inc. has been with Figment Group for over 5 years now and we are extremely satisfied with their services and friendly, professional staff. We have employee who are subject to FMCSA as well as USCG regulations and Figment Group handles our account with ease. We are a dredging company and many times our USCG crews are working out of town for long periods of time. We’ve called Figment Group and they have assisted in finding DOT drug screening facilities wherever our job may be. All in all we’ve had a very favorable experience with Figment Group and would highly recommend them."
"- Jim Schneider, BBS, BBA - Director of Operations , Holland Medi Center, Holland, MI
Mary and the team at Figment Group have helped many of my clients in the areas of DOT regulations and both DOT/non-DOT drug testing programs. Achieving DOT compliance can be confusing and Figment Group provides timely, accurate information; as well as solid directives for their clients. Also, mock audits and training classes/seminars for their customers, highlights Figment Group’s commitment to their clients. Although my position requires me to work with TPA’s across the nation, Figment Group is my first recommendation. The organizations values, integrity and knowledge support their “client first” objective."
"- Tom McCoy , Sterling Electrical Technology, Inc., La Porte, IN
Excellent service from start to stop, Mary and the team make all the paperwork seamless and simple to get the job done right the first time."
"- Julie Pardoe , ETNA Supply, Grand Rapids, MI
Jim and Mary conducted various training sessions over a 3-week period covering safety score interpretation, hours of service, drug and alcohol testing and policy provisions, licensing and driver qualification files. Our client was very happy—Julie said, “This training was EXCELLENT. Exactly what we needed. Thank you!!!!!!” Two weeks later we followed up to see how they are doing; “All is going VERY well thanks to you and your shared expertise. You can absolutely use a testimonial and never hesitate to use me as a reference either. We think you and your team are the best!!”"
"- Kerry Miller , Advanced Safety Training, Northern MI
To date, Advanced Safety Training has received training for DOT Urine Collection, DOT Urine Collection Trainer, Breath Alcohol Technician and Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer; both on-site and virtually from Figment Group. We could not be happier with the level of professionalism Teri and the team have provided. Each step of the process was clearly stated and the attention to every detail was pure precision! Even years later, Teri is available to answer a question! Thanks to Figment Group, our company has become a successful collection site in Northern Michigan."
"- Shane Blotkamp, Site Coordinator , Majority Builders, Inc., South Bend, IN
I had a call from our collection center that we use about DOT forms not being the new ones. One call to Kylie and a couple of quick emails and I not only had confidence that Figment had taken care of it in the past, I also had a date they were delivered and a name. Kylie then contacted them for me and resolved the situation. I have recently sent two different guys to your office for random testing and both said it was very fast and friendly. The one even said it would be worth the drive instead of using the sites we use in our area. I have always been impressed with your operation and look forward to a long working relationship. Sarah also always does a great job for us too."
"- Dennis Eldridge, Trainmaster/DER , Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, Michigan City, IN
I wanted to thank you for all you do for us through out the year at the CSS. It’s a good feeling knowing that when we have an incident that you will be there for us with a collector who is timely and accurate. Thank you for going above and beyond during our latest audit. With your help, I was able to get through out the audit a day early. Keep up the good work and thanks again for your invaluable service."