INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USIC is a proud employer of military veterans, who make up nearly 10% of its workforce of more than 12,000 underground utility damage prevention professionals dedicated to protecting infrastructure and communities across the nation. The company is hosting a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, November 11 at 10:30 a.m. ET at its corporate headquarters, located at 9045 River Road, Indianapolis, IN 46240. The event will include a keynote address by the American Legion, presentation of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award to USIC Supervisor Jasup Smith, USIC's presentation of a contribution to the American Legion, and an announcement that USIC will begin paying the first annual dues for membership in the American Legion for all veterans employed by the company.
"At USIC, we are proud to have such a significant number of military veterans among our workforce," USIC President & CEO Mike Ryan stated. "These brave men and women who served to protect our freedom are now protecting our nation's infrastructure and communities as members of our USIC team. Our company culture, the independent nature of the job, and the importance of the work we do for the nation align with a military background. We are a company that respects and values the experience, skills, and character gained while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Recently, we launched a dedicated veteran recruiting program with the goal of continuously increasing the number of veterans within our ranks. We look forward to hosting the American Legion this Veterans Day as we honor our veterans for their bravery, service, and sacrifice."
USIC partners with a range of organizations, including the Troops to Energy Job Initiative, the United Service Organizations Pathfinder Program, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes Fellows Programs, to actively recruit veterans for employment.
USIC is North America's largest provider of utility damage prevention services with operations in 48 states and Canada and corporate headquarters located in Indianapolis, IN. The Company, which currently serves over 1,300 customers across the cable, telecommunications, electric, gas, water, and sewer utility markets, performs over 80 million locates each year. Additionally, the Company provides a range of advanced utility solutions and services offered by its affiliates, Blood Hound, LLC; Reconn Utility Services; and On Target Utility Services.
David Parker, USIC Vice President of Corporate Affairs