August 21, 2012

Nissan North America honored with the Patriot Award

The Mississippi Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the US Department of Defense, announced that Nissan North America and Arree Williams, Manager of product quality assurance at Nissan's Canton, Miss. vehicle
assembly plant, were honored with the Patriot Award in recognition of Nissan's extraordinary support for employees who serve in the Mississippi National Guard and Reserve.

The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognise individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation's call to serve. SGT Stephen D. Pruitt nominated Nissan and his manager, Arree Williams, for being highly supportive of the Army National Guard.

"We appreciate and commend Nissan's support for the men and women that serve our country. Supportive companies and supervisors are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's National Guard and Reserve units," said Derwood Boyles, Mississippi ESGR Chair Emeritus.

Nissan provides a variety of accommodations to active-duty employees, including job security, continuation of benefits, and supplemental pay, while also counting military service towards work service at Nissan. Active and reserve military are eligible for Nissan's Vehicle Purchase Program discounts.

"Nissan truly appreciates the service of all men and women in our nation's Guard and Reserve forces. Like Stephen, many of our employees across the US serve to protect our freedoms, and Nissan always strives to support our active-duty employees and their families as much as we can," said Dan Bednarzyk, Vice-President of manufacturing in Canton.


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