Fabcon Supervisor Honored with Patriot Award

Robert Busenbark (right), Plant Manager at FABCON, was awarded the Patriot Award in 2014.

Robert Busenbark (right), Plant Manager at FABCON, was awarded the Patriot Award in 2014.

Rob Busenbark, Plant Manager for FABCON Precast was recognized for showing extraordinary support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

The honor was given by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency within the United States Department of Defense.

ESGR created The Patriot Award to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding Patriot advocacy and cooperation to their employees.

Busenbark and Fabcon were nominated by Charles Sherburne, a maintenance manager in Savage, MN.

Sherburne serves with the Minnesota National Guard Mechanical Maintenance team, providing supervision and technical guidance to soldiers. He and Busenbark have worked together at FABCON for two years now.

The management team at FABCON has been very generous in giving days off for Sherburne and other employees that need time off to perform guard duties.

“It’s our way of giving back to the people who serve our country,” says Busenbark. “It means a lot that Chuck wanted to recognize me and FABCON for helping him out.”

The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through measures such as flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.

Busenbark indicated that employees who serve in National Guard bring unique talent and experiences to the job based on time spent in basic training and service in the Guard.

“There’s definitely a talent there that is probably overlooked,” said Busenbark.

As a supportive employer, FABCON recognizes the need to actively seek out veterans for employment with the company.

Paramount to ESGR’s mission is encouraging employment of active duty National Guards and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.  These values and capabilities align with The FABCON Way beliefs – integrity, respect and quality.

Employees can nominate a supervisor for a Patriot Award by going online to ESGR.mil/Employer-Awards/Patriot-Award.

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