August 15, 2010
jacksonsun.com – August 15, 2010
On August 5th, Larry McKibbin, US Silica Company Plant Manager was awarded the Patriot Award from the United States Department of Defense. Dan Callahan III, Program Support Specialist for The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve - Tennessee, presented the award along with a lapel pin and informational DVD.
Specialist Hugh McCall, US Silica Company Utility Worker, nominated Mr. McKibbin for this award. Specialist McCall is currently serving in Iraq and is expected to return home in early 2011. US Silica continues to support Hugh through care packages and phone calls. Plant personnel also keep in contact with Hugh's family through email while he is away.
The Patriot Award recognizes outstanding employers that practice leadership and personnel policies to support employee participation in the Guard and Reserve. Larry McKibbin celebrated 25 years with US Silica Company this year - 11 years as Plant Manager of the Jackson, TN plant.