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ADS honoured by Ohio National Guard


May 22, 2015
By ADS
From left to right: Stephen M. Koper Advanced Drainage Systems

May 22, 2015, Hilliard, OH – Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) has been awarded the “Above and Beyond” award from the Ohio Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

The award recognizes employers in each state that provide their Guard and Reserve employees additional benefits beyond the minimum requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). ADS was one of only 35 employers in Ohio chosen from a pool of more than 1,000 nominees.

“At ADS, we strive to support our employees, our communities and especially the members of our armed services,” said Kevin Talley, vice-president of human resources at ADS. “It is always gratifying to be able to go ‘above and beyond’ for those dedicated individuals who serve our country, particularly those who are dedicated ADS employees. We are especially grateful for their service.”

ESGR was established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.  
      
This was not the first time ADS has been recognized by ESGR. In April 2013, the ADS facility in Ludlow, Mass., was presented with the Massachusetts ESGR “Above and Beyond” Award. Facility manager David Pare also received the Massachusetts ESGR “Patriot Award,” created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees.