SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Logistics One, a distribution-systems provider offering warehousing, transportation and brokerage services, will be honored with the Employer of Veterans Award during the New York American Legion's 97th Department Convention, July 17, in Buffalo, New York.
Established in 1969, the Employer of Veterans Award acknowledges private sector employers that are committed to hiring and retaining military veterans. Logistics One was nominated by the Lt. Fred H. Clark American Legion Post 91 in Mechanicville, New York, in the medium-sized employer category for companies with 51 to 200 employees. The award may be given in three categories: small, mid-sized and large employers.
"The military veteran employee-hiring program is a real point of pride for our company," said Logistics One President William J. McNeary, IV. "While allowing Logistics One to give back to those who serve our nation and defend our freedom, the program also grants us access to a talented pool of highly trained individuals with all of the qualities we want in our employees, including responsibility, dedication, integrity and teamwork."
Since implementing its military veteran employee-hiring program in 2011, Logistics One has grown its number of veteran employees to nearly one quarter (roughly 22 percent) of its overall workforce. In addition to Logistics One's commitment to hiring military veterans, the company backs a variety of local veteran support groups, including Saratoga WarHorse Foundation, a local program partnering off-the-track thoroughbreds with veterans struggling to adjust to life after military service, and the Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company (Vet House) in Ballston Spa, New York.
Jim Bolster is a U.S. Navy veteran who came to Logistics One through Vet House two and a half years ago. Now employed in the company's warehouse, the 58-year-old former carpenter said he is glad for the opportunity to work there. "It's been great," said Bolster. "The atmosphere is good, and the people are nice. They appreciate what I do, and that means a lot to me."
Fellow U.S. Navy veteran and Logistics One employee John Mooney adds, "Logistics One is very well known for how they support the community in the Saratoga area. It feels good to be part of a company that supports the community." This corporate culture of support hit home for John again this April when the seasoned truck driver experienced a medical emergency of his own. "I was very touched by how many people from Logistics One visited me in the hospital and sent get well cards."
To qualify for the Employer of Veterans Award, nominees must be private sector employers in business for five years, cannot restrict employment to veterans only, and have veterans account for at least 10 percent of the company's overall workforce.
About Logistics One
Established in 1994, Logistics One is a leading distribution-systems provider managing warehousing, transportation and brokerage needs throughout the Northeast, Quebec and Ontario. Headquartered in Saratoga Springs, New York, Logistics One specializes in creating customized plans that deliver integrated, efficient and cost-effective solutions for its diverse portfolio of clients. For more information on Logistics One, please visit www.logisticsone.com.
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