ABC Supply Co. Inc. Expands Military Recruitment Efforts
Company hired nearly 400 veterans in 2018; committed to hiring more in 2019
BELOIT, Wis.—May 2, 2019— In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, ABC Supply is announcing expanded veteran recruitment efforts to help make the transition to civilian life easier for those who have served. The exterior building products distributor has hired over 800 military veterans since 2017 and is working with organizations such as RecruitMilitary and Military.com to employ more veterans in the future.
“American Pride is one of our Core Values, and we bring that to life by inviting veterans to join the ABC Supply family,” said Mike Jost, ABC Supply chief operating officer. “When their service is done, they deserve the chance to achieve the American dream that they helped protect. We’re doing our part to give them that opportunity.”
The essential skills veterans learn while serving—including leadership, problem solving, attention to detail and communication—are a great fit for the projects that ABC Supply associates execute on a daily basis. For veterans interested in driver positions, they may be eligible for the Military Skills Test Waiver that allows them to bypass the skills-testing portion of a commercial driver’s license.
Veterans can find a welcoming home at ABC Supply, as the company hired nearly 400 veterans last year and has veterans in leading roles throughout the company.
“When I got out of the military, I knew I was losing the camaraderie I had with the soldiers I worked with,” said Todd David, ABC Supply managing partner and Army veteran. “I found that at ABC Supply the camaraderie we have is very similar, and it’s a company that values the talents you have.”
It’s often difficult for veterans to find their fit with a company after their service ends, which is why ABC Supply has taken the “veteran hiring pledge” with Military.com and been active at RecruitMilitary career fairs. These events allow veterans to get one-on-one professional advice from ABC Supply associates and discuss which roles are the best fit for their unique skillsets.
If you’re a veteran interested in beginning a new career, you can learn more about the opportunities available at ABC Supply by visiting https://www.abcsupply.com/careers.
About ABC Supply
ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of select exterior and interior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors—taking care of them better than any other distributor and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. A 13-time Gallup Great Workplace Award winner and recipient of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award, ABC Supply is an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed.
Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has more than 760 locations nationwide. More information is available at www.abcsupply.com. Contractors can find resources for growing and improving their businesses on ABC Supply’s blog and the company’s LinkedIn page.