Damon Motor Coach, a Thor Industries Inc. subsidiary, has been awarded the “Above and Beyond Award” by the U.S. Department of Defense.
According to a press release, the award is presented to those employers that “demonstrate exceptional support for national defense by adopting policies that make it easier for employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserve.”
Damon was chosen from 1,000-1,500 employers to receive this award and was nominated by Staff Sgt. David Bernard.
Bernard started with the Elkhart, Ind.-based motorhome builder in April 2006 as a service technician and was promoted to customer service rep in October of 2007. His unit was mobilized to duty in Iraq in July 2008.
“Damon has been very supportive of my National Guard and Reserve service, even when I was called on short notice,” Bernard said. “Damon outwardly recognizes me as a special asset because I am in the National Guard and Reserve. They keep in touch with my family when I am on active duty and deserve this award.”