CHARLOTTE, Mich., April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), leading designer and manufacturer of specialty vehicles and chassis, has been recognized by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for its ongoing support of active military. Employees Johann Eloff, Chief Engineer, and Doug Worden, Engineering Group Leader, were presented with the Patriot Award by the ESGR on Friday, April 20th, for their support of Design Engineer Dave Strange's military deployment.
Each year, the ESGR presents Patriot Awards to individual supervisors who have made significant efforts to support active service members through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed. This year, the awards were presented at Spartan's headquarters by Mike Thompson, Lt. Col. (retired) from the Michigan Army National Guard.
"At Spartan, we value the commitment active reserve military personnel and Veterans bring to our team," said Spartan Motors President and Chief Executive Officer, Daryl Adams. "We believe that having a career and serving our country should never be at odds, which is why our goal at Spartan is to make re-entry into the civilian workforce as seamless as possible. We look forward to welcoming Dave home from Kuwait, when his tour concludes."
Currently, Strange serves in the Army Reserve and is set to deploy in May. With the support of Eloff and Worden, Strange will be guaranteed employment at Spartan Motors upon his return. Spartan Motors proudly employs more than 230 veterans across its footprint.
For more information about the award, visit https://www.esgr.mil/Employer-Awards/Patriot-Award
About Spartan Motors
Spartan Motors, Inc. is a leading designer, engineer, manufacturer, and marketer of a broad range of specialty vehicles, specialty chassis, vehicle bodies, and parts for the fleet and delivery, recreational vehicle (RV), emergency response, defense forces, and contract assembly (light/medium duty truck) markets. The Company's brand names — Spartan Motors, Spartan Specialty Vehicles, Spartan Emergency Response, Spartan Parts and Accessories, Smeal, and its family of brands, including Ladder Tower™ and UST®; and Utilimaster®, a Spartan Motors Company — are known for quality, durability, performance, customer service, and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 2,300 associates, and operates facilities in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, South Dakota; Saltillo, Mexico; and Lima, Peru. Spartan reported sales of $707 million in 2017. Visit Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.
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