Vernon Company Announces Employee Service Awards
The Vernon Company, Newton, Iowa, announced it inducted 12 employees into the company's Anniversary Milestone Clubs in recognition for outstanding years of service. New club members were awarded an anniversary gift and recognized by Bill Vernon, chairman, and Chris Vernon, president, at the company’s annual employee recognition ceremony.
Employees were given awards for years of service in 25-, 30-, 35-, 40- and 45-year categories. 25-year service award recipients included David Bouck and Kathy Illingworth. Thirty-year service awards were presented to Steve Hoelscher, Sherry Osland, Lynn Pickett and Claudia Wyatt. Deb Burns and Galen Green received 35-year awards and 40-year awards were presented to Pat Hoff, Deb Sloan and Willa Tomlin. Judy Lukenbill was recognized for 45-years of service.
Currently there are 47 employees in The Vernon Company corporate office that have achieved their 25-year service milestone with the company. Adding retirees, that number jumps to 128 employees whose careers have spanned 25 years or more with The Vernon Company.
Chris Vernon noted, “We’re extremely proud to have so many talented employees with 25 or more years of tenure. This speaks volumes about their dedication and loyalty, as well as showcases the lifetime career opportunity Vernon has offered our 600-plus employees.” Vernon concluded, “These people are one of the key reasons why Vernon has prospered over the past 11 decades. In a society focused too much on short-term results, Vernon stands out from the rest in terms of a positive workplace environment.”
The years-of-service clubs were started in 1971 by William F. Vernon, Sr. to honor Vernon employees for their outstanding careers and dedication to the company.
About The Vernon Company
The Vernon Company, a fourth-generation family business founded in 1902, manufactures and markets promotional products designed to help other businesses increase sales and improve profits. The company’s customers, in all 50 states, are served by 380 account executives and sales managers. They have additional administrative and production employees in Newton, Iowa, and graphics and point of purchase manufacturing subsidiaries in Missouri and New Jersey.