At T.W. Frierson we fully recognize the importance of providing our employee-owners with the tools they need to effectively manage and support employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. We share a similar value system; if it weren’t for the boots on the ground and the guys in the field, we wouldn’t be the great nation, and company, we are today. We are so grateful to provide a safe space for active military members to work as civilians and to support our team members and their families when they are called to serve.
The Patriot Award recognizes supervisors nominated by a Guardsman or Reservist employee for support provided directly to them. It reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.
Sgt. Nicholas Pulley, TWF Assistant Superintendent, specifically recommended Kit Ozburn, Ben Eberle, Matt Taylor, and Michael Massey to the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) following his deployment to Washington D.C. We are incredibly humbled and proud that Nicholas took the initiative to nominate our team members, but more importantly, that he felt strong enough about their support to do so.