Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon recently presented the “Flag of Freedom” award to EFCO Corp. for hiring 24 military veterans as part of the “Show-Me Heroes” program.
“EFCO is honoring the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed services by making it a priority to hire veterans when they return home,” says Gov. Nixon. “Our veterans have already demonstrated their dedication, discipline and skills in serving our country, and I encourage more Missouri employers to join the ranks of those who have hired a veteran through the Show-Me Heroes program.”
“Veterans are highly-respected for their work ethic and versatile skills that make them a key part of the success of our team,” added EFCO president and chief operating officer Mike Farquhar. “EFCO is proud to employ hard-working veterans who have bravely served our country, and now call Missouri home, as they serve EFCO customers across the USA.”
The Show-Me Heroes program, established by Gov. Nixon in January 2010, is designed to connect military veterans with job opportunities when they return home from service. Employers participating in the Show-Me Heroes program sign a pledge to reach out to, recruit and interview veterans for job openings at their business.
The “Flag of Freedom” award consists of a plaque featuring an American flag patch from the combat uniform of a member of the Missouri National Guard worn while that Citizen-Soldier or Airman was deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan.
“The EFCO team is deeply honored to earn the prestigious Show-Me Heroes Flag of Freedom award, presented by Gov. Nixon,” Farquhar said.