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Knox metal shop wins DoD Freedom Award

0425_KCLO_Steel_Plate_02.JPGKnoxville metal shop Steel Plate Fabricators is one of 15 employers nationwide to win the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the defense department announced.
Eastman Chemical, a Kingsport, Tenn.-based maker of specialty chemicals, also won this year’s award.

The award is the highest civilian recognition presented by the defense department and is given to employers who demonstrate exceptional support for employees serving in the Guard and Reserve.

“I am very humbled by it. “I’m a little bit overwhelmed,” Steel Plate President Mike Russell said Wednesday. It’s quite an honor and we’re proud to have won the award. We have a great team here.”

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2013 Freedom Award nominations open

Nominations for the 2013 Freedom Award, which is given to employers for their support of
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Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 21, 2013, the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve said Thursday. Employers may be nominated by Guard and Reserve members, or their family members. ESGR is a Department of Defense agency.

The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is the nation’s highest recognition given to civilian employers.

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TVA named Freedom Award finalist

The Tennessee Valley Authority is one of two Tennessee employers selected as finalists for the
ETP02.SY.jpg2012 Freedom Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency, announced today.

Marketing firm iostudio of Nashville was also selected as a finalist.

The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award is given to employers in recognition of their support of employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.

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TVA, Eastman Chemical named Freedom Award semifinalists

TVA and Eastman Chemical are among three Tennessee companies named semifinalists for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.

The award is the highest recognition given by the Department of Defense to employers for their support of employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserve.

Nationwide, 133 employers were selected as semifinalists from more than 3,200 nominations, according to Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Defense Department agency.

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Employers Freedom Award deadline next week

Guard and Reserve members have one week left to nominate their employers for the 2012
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The deadline is Jan. 16.

The annual award is the Defense Department’s highest recognition for civilian employers. It was established in 1996 to honor employers who provide exceptional support to Guard and Reserve members.

Nominations can be made online at http://www.freedomaward.mil/

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Tenn. employers nominated for DoD Freedom Award

Nominations for the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award, the Department of Defense’s highest award for civilian employers, are now being accepted.

image003.jpgAs of Nov. 1, more than 1,700 Guard and Reserve members had submitted nominations, including 38 nominations from Tennessee service members, according to news release from Employer Support of Guard and Reserve, a defense department agency.

Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 16. Nominations may be made by service members or a family member acting on their behalf.

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