Hibbing Taconite and Northshore Mining Receive Awards for Military Support

By KBJR News 1

Hibbing Taconite and Northshore Mining Receive Awards for Military Support

May 24, 2013 Updated Nov 24, 2013 at 6:28 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Cliffs Natural Resources announced Friday that Hibbing Taconite and Northshore Mining have been awarded "Above and Beyond" awards for military support.

The "Above and Beyond" Award is given in limited numbers by state and territory Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve committees.

The award recognizes employers at the state and local level who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements for granting leave and providing support for military duty by their employees.

Northshore and Hibbing Taconite were nominated for the awards by two employees who felt the operations went above and beyond the legal requirements to provide support during their military activities.

Cliffs has an active Military Support network at all of its U.S. operations. The program is designed to support employees and their families during all deployment phases of their military service with the reserves of National Guard.

In Minnesota, Cliffs has also worked with local organizations to hold several care package drives for troops deployed overseas. Services such as snow removal and house maintenance have also been performed through Cliffs' resources and employees.

Cliffs also recognizes employees who return from their deployment with a certificate of appreciation and a welcome back to work observance.

Posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
rmarnati@kbjr.com

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