On Monday afternoon, Divsion 7, Inc., 3311 E. Broadway, was presented with the “Flag of Freedom” award, a part of the Show-Me Heroes program.
Accepting the award was Teresa Potts, president of Division 7. The certificate was signed by Lt. Col. Alan Rohlfing, director of Show-Me Heroes, and Gov. Jay Nixon.
“They pledge their support to the veterans,” according to Missouri Career Center Veterans Representative Terry Beas. “They then start hiring vets under an OJT program, in which we reimburse part of their salaries while they’re in training mode,” he explained. “As a business, they are a very good supporter of veterans,” he said of Division 7. “That’s why we want to recognize them.”
Beas duties covers four counties — Saline, Benton, Sheridan and Pettis.
The Flag of Freedom award that was given to Potts included a patch that was worn by MSgt. Thomas A. Smith with the Third Platoon, the 1139th MP Company, in Al Asad, Iraq, on Aug. 2, 2010.
“We thank you for everything you’ve done, and we thank your veterans for everything they’ve done,” Beas said.
Division 7 has done extensive construction work at Whiteman Air Force base near Knob Noster, as well as work at Ft. Leonard Wood.
According to its website, Division 7 Inc. is a WBE company specializing in roofing and sheet metal work on commercial and government projects throughout the Midwest. The staff draws on 80 years of experience in the construction industry. Division 7 proudly boasts a multigenerational heritage stemming back to 1932.
Division 7 employees have completed and obtained the OSHA 10-hour certification and their safety record has earned an NCCO workers compensation record of .72. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.