Shapiro Metals Recognized With Community Impact Award for Program Honoring Veterans
MAM recognized Shapiro Metals with its Community Impact Award.
INDEPENDENCE, MO.— The Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) held its annual Made in Missouri Leadership Awards (MMLAs) on September 24 in Independence, Missouri. The MMLAs were created to honor manufacturing companies and individuals who are shaping the future of manufacturing. MAM recognized Shapiro Metals with its Community Impact Award.
Shapiro Metals was chosen as the 2019 recipient due to its Shapiro’s Heroes program. Throughout the month of November, Shapiro Metals celebrates the contribution of its employees who have served in our military and armed forces.
Employees who are veterans at Shapiro Metals are awarded a special Shapiro’s Heroes jacket and are featured on social media throughout the month. The supervisors and teams at Shapiro Metals’ 10 plants across the country worked to put together a video honoring each veteran individually.
Company leadership also held a drawing for all of Shapiro’s Heroes, and provided the winner an all-expenses-paid weekend trip to Washington, D.C. to give them the opportunity to visit the monuments and Arlington National Cemetery.
Judy Ferraro accepted the award along with Bob Alvarez, Ashley Tracy, Jeff Cox, and two of Shapiro’s Heroes, Don Shelton and Tom Viviano. “We are humbled to be recognized by MAM with this award,” said Ferraro, VP of Sales for Shapiro Metals. “We’re grateful for our nation’s veterans and we are always striving to make a positive impact in their lives.”
To learn more about Shapiro’s Heroes, follow Shapiro Metals on Facebook.
About Shapiro Metals: Shapiro Metals is an industrial metal recycling company based in St. Louis, MO. The company was founded in 1904 and has since grown to ten strategically located facilities across the United States. Shapiro Metals is committed to creating partnerships with manufacturers that lead to brighter futures for their business and our world.