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TWENTY-FIVE ALABAMA COMPANIES RECEIVE HIRE VETS MEDALLION AWARDS

November 13, 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2020

TWENTY-FIVE ALABAMA COMPANIES RECEIVE HIRE VETS MEDALLION AWARDS

MONTGOMERY – Twenty-five Alabama companies have received awards for the 2020 Hire Vets Medallion Program, an official program of the U.S. Department of Labor. These awards are the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

“I applaud these Alabama companies for their commitment to hire America’s heroes,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “Our veterans have great work ethics and contribute so much to our communities in every way. These employers have recognized that fact and are certainly to be commended.”

“This program provides an opportunity for employers to be honored for going the extra mile in hiring and retaining veterans,” said Fitzgerald Washington, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Labor. “The criteria for winning these awards is stringent, and requires a great level of dedication. I’m so proud that Alabama had multiple recipients of this award.”

Nationally, 674 companies were recognized for the commitment to hiring veterans. The companies awarded are also praised for ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service.

2020 ALABAMA AWARD RECIPIENTS

Adventech, Florence, Small / Platinum
Bevilacqua Research Corporation, Huntsville, Medium / Platinum
Caddell Construction Co. (DE), LLC, Montgomery, Medium / Gold
Cintel, Inc., Huntsville, Small / Gold
Community Security Services, LLC, Mobile, Small / Platinum
DEFTEC Corporation, Huntsville, Small / Gold
Early Services, Inc., Decatur, Small / Gold
GEBC LLC, Owens Cross Roads, Small / Platinum
Gradkell Systems, Inc., Huntsville, Small / Gold
HigherEchelon, Inc., Huntsville, Medium / Gold
Integration Innovation, Inc., Huntsville, Large / Gold
Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation, Huntsville, Medium / Gold
IronMountain Solutions, Inc., Huntsville, Medium / Platinum
LogC2 Inc., Decatur, Small / Platinum
Magnolia River Services, Inc., Decatur, Medium / Gold
Mb Solutions, Inc., Huntsville, Small / Platinum
Navigator Development Group Inc., Enterprise, Medium / Platinum
PeopleTec, Inc., Huntsville, Medium / Gold
PPT Solutions, Inc., Huntsville, Small / Gold
Qualis Corporation, Huntsville, Medium / Gold
Shearer & Associates, Inc., Huntsville, Small / Platinum
Still Serving Veterans, Huntsville, Small / Gold
System Studies and Simulation, Inc., Huntsville, Medium / Gold
The AEgis Technologies Group LLC, Huntsville, Medium / Platinum
Vulcan, Inc., Foley, Medium / Gold

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act), signed by President Trump on May 5, 2017, requires the U.S. Secretary of Labor to establish a program that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employer-applicants meeting criteria will receive a “HIRE Vets Medallion Award.”

Criteria for recognition vary by level (Platinum or Gold) and employer size (Large, Medium, and Small). Large employers have 500-plus employees, medium employers have 51-499 employees, and small employers have 50 or fewer employees. Additionally, there are two award tiers: Gold and Platinum. For more information about the Hire Vets Medallion Program, visit HIREVets.gov.

Employers interested in the Hire Vets Medallion Program should contact a local Career Center. For a complete list, go to: https://alabamaworks.alabama.gov/vosnet/ContactUs.aspx?tab=4.