Madison business enterprise operator awarded Secretary of Protection Employer Help Independence award

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – A tiny small business owner in Madison a short while ago received the best award that can be offered to a civilian employer by the Section of Defense.

At a ceremony at the Madison Club on Nov. 15, H.J. Pertzborn Plumbing and Fireplace Defense received the Secretary of Protection Employer Support Flexibility Award.

H.J. Pertzborn was nominated for this award by Main Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Meierdirk, 372nd Engineer Brigade, 416th Theater Engineer Command. Meierdirk mentioned H.J. Pertzborn supported him and his spouse and children even though he was deployed for virtually two and a fifty percent several years.

In his nomination letter, Meierdirk wrote, “As a guide foreman for H.J. Pertzborn my absence has a substantial impression on the corporation and I am keenly aware of this, nevertheless, they have been gracious and supportive during this complete time. I could not envision or ask for a far better enterprise to perform for.”

Joe Pertzborn acknowledged the award on behalf of the corporation throughout the ceremony. He explained he was humbled to obtain the award on behalf of the firm and honored company associates in his acceptance.

“I would also like to get this possibility to thank all present and previous customers of the armed forces — I truly want to say thank you,” Pertzborn claimed.

Maj. Gen. Brian Miller, the commanding normal of the 416th TEC, explained while the nation is not at war and quite a few think company users are not at the moment deploying, this is not the case, as soldiers are even now deploying these days.

“We are nevertheless out there executing good items supporting this good nation,” Miller said. “People believe we are finished, nevertheless we are nonetheless sending Troopers abroad and they want support from organizations like yours, Joe. The sacrifice and service your enterprise has produced is phenomenal.”

The Secretary of Defense Employer Assist Freedom award was made to publicly recognize employers who deliver assist to their navy workers.

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