Atlas World Group Becomes First Indiana Company to Sign National Statement of Support with the ESGR

Moving company will commemorate pledge with an Employee Appreciation Day event and golf scramble June 28 at Cambridge Golf Club in Evansville, Ind.


June 28, 2013

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (June 28, 2013) — Already a trailblazer in the moving industry, Atlas World Group is now the first Indiana company to sign a national Statement of Support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense operational committee. Atlas, the parent company of one of the nation's leading movers, Atlas Van Lines, will sign the statement during an Employee Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 28 at Cambridge Golf Club in Evansville, Ind. Jack Griffin, president and COO of Atlas, will sign the State of Support alongside special guests BG John McGoff, chief of staff, Indiana Air National Guard; Alex Baird, principal deputy director at ESGR; and Lloyd Winnecke, mayor of Evansville, Ind. Indiana Military Support Corporation, a non-profit organization that assists building and strengthening relationships between employers and their military employees, will host a golf scramble beginning at 1 p.m., just after the signing.

The Statement of Support confirms that Atlas World Group joins other employers in pledging that:

  • Atlas fully recognizes, honors and enforces the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).
  • Atlas managers and supervisors will have the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
  • Atlas appreciates the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and will encourage opportunities to hire Guardsmen, Reservists and Veterans.
  • Atlas will continually recognize and support our country's service members and their families in peace, crisis and in war.

"Atlas has always had a strong commitment to military service men and women, and admires their global perspective and leadership, among other quality characteristics," said Griffin. "We're honored and thrilled to ink our pledge to join the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's mission to gain and maintain employment opportunities while also dedicating time and resources to help our military transition from deployment to employment."

As the 1.3 million members of the National Guard and Reserve continue to perform an increasing number of unique missions that require extraordinary actions on the part of everyday citizens, ESGR will continue to be the informational agency for employers of our nation's service men and women, such as Atlas.

"Supportive employers like Atlas are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's Guard and Reserve units," said Elizabeth Ransom, PST at Indiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. "By meeting the Statement of Support criteria, Atlas stands proudly with its Guard and Reserve employees, who continue to answer their nation's call to defend our way of life."

For more information on Atlas World Group, visit www.atlasworldgroupinc.com. To register for Employer Appreciation Day in Evansville, Ind., please visit www.inesgr.org by midnight June 21.

About Atlas Van Lines
Atlas Van Lines, a national moving company, is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. Nearly 500 Atlas interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures and furniture. For more information, visit www.atlasvanlines.com.

About ESGR
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense operational committee established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce. More information about ESGR Employer Outreach is available at www.ESGR.mil or by contacting Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, at (571) 372-0709, or by email at .

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