Best of the Best: Do It Best Corp. Honored by Dept. of Defense


We’re proud to relay that Do It Best Corp. — a Fort Wayne-based fully integrated hardware company — has been an Indiana Chamber member for over 50 years. So it’s great to see this business honored yet again by the United States military for its contribution to the nation’s greater good.

For the second time in less than six months, the United States Department of Defense has presented Do it Best Corp. with the Patriot Award for the co-op’s ongoing level of dedication and support for active-duty employees.

This time, it was Do it Best Corp. Vice President of Retail Logistics John Snider accepting the award from the Indiana Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, in recognition of his continued and outward support of his active-duty team members.

“John Snider and everyone at Do it Best Corp. have been exceptionally supportive, flexible and accommodating with my responsibilities and demands as an officer in the Navy Reserve,” explained Brian Reed, a Do it Best Corp. employee and lieutenant commander in the United States Navy Reserve. “His leadership and support have clearly demonstrated patriotic support for my service, as well as other veterans and active-duty employees here at Do it Best Corp.”

In nominating Snider and the co-op, Reed mentioned several noteworthy aspects of the active-duty-employee support program, including official recognition of Reservists for service and accomplishments, ongoing and consistent communication with families during times of service, and the provision of military leave when employees are called to duty.

“We understand the unique pressures and challenges our working soldiers face, so we try to ensure they get the support, flexibility and recognition we believe they deserve,” Snider said. “As with all of our employees, our goal is to provide an ideal and supportive place to work.”

In November 2011, another Do it Best Corp. leader received a Patriot Award from ESGR. That award was presented to Karla Wygant, the co-op’s business technical support manager, after being nominated by a member of her team, U.S. Army Reservist James Elliott.

Pictured: Vice President of Retail Logistics John Snider accepting the award along with Brian Reed, a Do it Best Corp. employee and lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

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