It’s hard not to see when you’re driving down Oklahoma City’s Broadway Extension — hoisting a 250-lb. flag is sure to get your attention. The Edmond Sun reported Camping World’s 3,200-square-foot, 250-pound flag takes a wind of 12 to 15 mph to wave, according to General Manager Greg Justice.
“We have people calling us every day — veterans calling to say thank you for putting up such a large flag to show our support and patriotism,” said Justice. “Others wondering just how big the flag is or telling us they about wrecked looking up at it.”
Camping World occupies the property formerly known as Lee’s RV. Justice said there are many flags adorning this part of town, but Camping World’s new flag is by far the largest.
But, not only is Camping World and Good Sam gaining attention locally for their show of patriotism with Ole’ Glory, they also made headlines this week because of their company’s decision to raise their employees’ minimum wage pay. Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis announced Feb. 2 that the minimum wage in all existing U.S. stores and divisions will be $12.25 per hour beginning March 1. That’s $5 above Oklahoma’s state-mandated minimum wage, currently set at $7.25 per hour.
“The culture and health of our company is measured by one thing for me, our people,” said Lemonis in a press statement. “The ability to attract and retain the best and brightest talent to our company is at the center of that.”
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