Wabash National Corporation Hosts Inaugural Military Appreciation
Company Honors Veterans and Active Military Among Workforce
LAFAYETTE, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- Wabash National
Corporation (NYSE: WNC) recently held a special brunch for active
military and veterans among its Lafayette-based workforce. The
company recognized more than 300 Wabash National associates who have
served in a branch of the U.S. military and also presented a gift to
the Lafayette Armory and U.S. Army Reserve Center.
"As a proud American company, Wabash National Corporation appreciates
the many sacrifices our military personnel, with the support of their
families, make every day to keep our country safe," said Wabash
National Corporation President and CEO Dick Giromini. "We are
privileged to have over 300 current associates who have served in the
military and look forward to formally recognizing them through this
event each year and with a permanent Wall of Honor in the process of
being installed at our corporate offices."
He noted that Wabash National donates funding to several
organizations that support American troops and military families such
as the Wounded Warrior Project and Honor Flight Network.
Guest speakers at the event included Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski
and Sergeant First Class Sabol from the Lafayette Armory and U.S.
Army Reserve Center.
During the event, Wabash National made a contribution of $1,000 to
the Lafayette Armory and U.S. Army Reserve Center, which helps
military families maintain the homefront while a mother or father is
deployed on active duty. For example, the organization may help with
home repair such as leaky faucets or roofs, and other needs to
support families and spouses whose loved ones are away.
"We are humbled by this outpouring of support and appreciative of
companies like Wabash National that enable us to support our local
soldiers and their families in several ways," said Sergeant First
Class Sabol, Lafayette Armory and U.S. Army Reserve Center. "This
gift will go toward upgrading kitchen equipment for events at the
Armory and workout equipment that the soldiers use to keep fit."
Wabash National Vice President and U.S. Navy-Veteran Brent Yeagy led
the flag-folding ceremony at the brunch to honor th
e red, white and
blue. After the formal proceedings, attendees assembled care packages
for sons, daughters and other family members related to Wabash
National associates who are currently serving overseas.
Wabash National partners with several veterans organizations to
recruit soldiers returning from active duty. Training received from
the military is ideal for positions at Wabash National requiring
leadership and strong inter-personal communication skills such as
warehouse management, production supervisors, facilities management,
transportation and logistics. To learn more about current career
opportunities, visit www.wabashnational.com/careers.
About Wabash National Corporation
Headquartered in Lafayette,
Indiana, Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is a diversified
manufacturer and North America's leading producer of semi trailers
and liquid transportation systems. Established in 1985, the company
specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans,
refrigerated vans, platform trailers, intermodal equipment, liquid
tank trailers, frac tanks, engineered products, and composite
products. Wabash National operates three wholly-owned subsidiaries:
Transcraft Corporation, Walker Group Holdings LLC and Wabash National
Trailer Centers, Inc. Its innovative products are sold under the
following brand names: Wabash National(R), Transcraft(R), Benson(R),
DuraPlate(R), ArcticLite(R), Walker(R) Transport, Walker(R) Stainless
Equipment, Walker(R) Defense Group, Walker(R) Barrier Systems,
Walker(R) Engineered Products, Brenner(R) Tank, Garsite(TM), Progress
Tank(TM), TST(R), Bulk Tank International(TM) and Extract
Technology(R). To learn more, visit www.wabashnational.com.
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