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John Deere recognized for supporting military employees

Posted by Green Fun Store on 9/17/2010
Iowa recently honored a number of companies for the support they provide employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserves.

The John Deere Des Moines Works in Ankeny, Iowa, was recognized in the large employer category for its contributions. Governor Chet Culver presented the company with the Iowa Freedom Award.

"Support from family and community is important," Culver said. "But another partner in service too often overlooked is the employer who allows time off and holds a job open for a service member."

Businesses are nominated for the awards by an employee who is a member of the Guard or Reserve. Family members may also recommend a company to be recognized.

The companies received their awards during a ceremony held in Des Moines. Along with the awards, Culver signed a proclamation that made September 19-25 Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week in the state.

John Deere Credit continued the company's support of philanthropic causes recently by donating funds to an Iowa elementary school. It is also taking part in a program to encourage reading among students.
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