American Buildings Co. (ABC) and Curtis Ketchmark, a supervisor at the company’s El Paso, Texas, plant, received a Patriotic Employer Award from Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). Each year ESGR honors employers and supervisors for their outstanding support of military members. Recipients must be nominated by a service or family member.
Ketchmark was nominated by one of his employees, U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Jim Evans, who has worked at ABC as a press and forklift operator for nearly 20 years. Evans was recently deployed for a second tour of duty in Iraq.
Ketchmark received his award from retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jay Sheedy. The ceremony was attended by Ketchmark’s co-workers, city officials and family members.
ESGR is a Department of Defense organization seeking to promote a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees. Last year, approximately 14,000 employers nationwide were honored through the Patriotic Award program.
Headquartered in Eufaula, Ala., ABC designs, manufactures and delivers of metal buildings and roofing systems for the self-storage and other industries. Products include a range of industrial and commercial structures.
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