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ITC MANUFACTURING HONORS HEROES
ITC Military Vets Are Recognized For Their Service During the Thanksgiving Season
Phoenix, Arizona – (Nov. 22, 2017) – International Technical Coatings (ITC Manufacturing), the premier manufacturer of wire mesh products for material handling and fencing today expresses its wealth of gratitude to its heroes who have served and currently serve in the United States Military. Throughout the month of November, ITC Manufacturing employees have been recognized for their accomplishments, experiences and time served in the different branches of the United States Military including the Army, Marines and Navy.
Top row, from left to right: Ron Coleman, Joe Grafe, Michael Hernandez, Ray Ray Limbrick, Ron Petty. Bottom row, from left to right: James Walker, Terri Wiggins, George Williams, Tony Winkler.
“We are honored and proud to be part of such a great country and want nothing more than to give thanks to all of the men and women who serve to protect our freedoms every day, especially our ITC Heroes,” said CEO Faruk Gole. “With the spirit of Thanksgiving in the air, we are not only grateful for our Veterans but for all of our employees. Their commitment, hard work and dedication to ITC define our company culture and we are truly grateful for them.”
United States Army
Ronald Coleman, Production Coordinator in Columbus served in the U.S. Army from 1987 through 1989 as an Infantry Scout in the U.S. Army.
“One of the things I like most about ITC is the company recognizes employees who go above and beyond expectations with different types of incentives,” said Coleman. “ITC feels more like a family environment rather than a work environment.”
In addition, Chuck Forsha was recognized for his service from 1973 through 1975 and 1983 through 1989.
United States Marines
In Phoenix, both Michael Hernandez, Production Control Specialist and James Walker, Tooling Engineer were recognized for their service in the U.S. Marines. Hernandez worked as Intel and served five combat operations as a Sergeant. Walker worked as a 0311 Infantry Rifleman and served on a combat deployment in Iraq and a tour around Southeast Asia. As a Maintenance Lead, Tony Winkler served a six-year tour where he was stationed at several different bases in the United States and abroad. In addition, Ray Ray Limbrick was recognized for his service from 2001 through 2006.
“I quite literally owe the life I enjoy today to ITC as I came to Phoenix from California with absolutely nothing,” said Winkler. “Everything I have today started with Johnnie’s handshake and Beth’s ‘welcome aboard.’ I am eternally grateful for both.”
United States Navy
George Williams, Inventory/Shipping Coordinator at ITC’s Columbus plant served four years, including one tour in the Mediterranean as an Equipment Operator (E-O). Terri Wiggins, Shipping Manager in Phoenix served one tour of duty. In addition, Eric Smith was recognized for his service from 2007 through 2011.
“ITC has helped me expand in many areas throughout the company. I love its diversity and sense of family,” said Wiggins.
Other ITC heroes recognized during the month of November were Ron Petty and Joe Grafe for their service in the Army National Guard.
Recently, ITC Manufacturing distributed more than 200 frozen turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday to all its employees in both Phoenix and Columbus as a way to say thank you. This event happens annually and is one of ITC’s favorite traditions.
ITC Manufacturing has been committed to hiring veterans and reservist members for a number of years and is part of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
Connect with ITC Manufacturing on Twitter @Itcmanuf, on Facebook, and on LinkedIn. For more information on ITC’s Heroes, visit ITC’s blog here: https://www.itcmfg.com/blog
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