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Local Business Honored for Support of Guard Soldiers

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- Jackson's Lyondell Basell company was honored Monday with the Above and Beyond Award from the U.S. Department of Defense for its support of workers in the National Guard.

The award was given to the company's leaders, Monday morning and the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. The Department of Defense gives the award to American employers whose leave of absence policy provide a variety of accommodations for active duty employees.

The benefits include salary supplements, medical insurance continuation and job security.

"The site is very excited on winning this award especially that they have four members of the national guard working here they are exstactic," said Tom Srnka, director of manufacturing at Lyondell Basell.

The company is now qualified to receive the highest honor, which is the Freedom Award that has been given out of only 15 companies across the country.