Washington, DC–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 29,2004–The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), in conjunction with the Secretary of Defense, honored OneSource Building Technologies as a 2004 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award recipient on September 21, 2004 in Washington, DC.
OneSource Building Technologies offers a comprehensive employee benefits package that clearly demonstrates support for its employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve as citizen soldiers. They provide continuation of salary and benefits throughout periods of mobilization. Through these actions and their caring concern for families of Guardsmen and Reservists, they encourage their employees to serve their country, state and community.
“As a highly technical salesman, Major Ben Hodge was responsible for design and integration of complex sound and AV systems. Communications and technology integration companies like ours depend heavily on their sales people, particularly top performers like Ben. When he was called up the recession was beginning to affect our sales and profits, but everyone in our management group agreed that Ben’s compensation was something he deserved and his family needed so we decided that we’ll all work harder, to design and sell more”, said Spencer Bullins, Vice President of OneSource Building Technologies.
“We just figured out how to back fill the loss of his sales production. I believe this feeling was born out of respect and admiration for Major Hodge and the contributions he had made to our company over the years. Also, I think we all had a sense that working harder to help cover for Ben was a way that we, as civilians, could do something to help in the fight against terrorism”, added Bullins.
The Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, a Waterford crystal eagle, was introduced in 1996 to publicly recognize the significant contributions and sacrifices made by America’s employers of Guardsmen and Reservists.
“OneSource Building Technologies’ exceptional support of their Reserve and National Guard employees during mobilization for the war against terrorism has set a standard for all employers to follow”, said David Janes, ESGR National Chairman. “OneSource Building Technologies’ advocacy of extending continuing benefits, making up pay differentials, and ensuring employees are returned to their jobs in a timely manner is truly a role model for corporate America. I am proud to have participated in the selection of OneSource Building Technologies’ for this prestigious award”, added Janes.
For more information about OneSource Building Technologies, please call 800-255-5664, or visit their web site at http://www.onesourcebt.com, and click Audio Visual.
The unique mission of ESGR is to gain and maintain active employer support from all public and private employers for the men and women of the Guard and Reserve as defined by demonstrated employer commitment to employee military service.ESGR provides free education, consultation, and if necessary mediation for employers of Guard and Reserve employees. More information about ESGR Employer Outreach Programs and volunteer opportunities is available at http://www.esgr.org, or by calling 800-336-4590.
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