YesVets and Colmac


Left: Kendra Phillips, Colmac Industries, Inc. administrative manager; Dan Melvin, Veteran hired; Scott McMillan, Colmac Industries, Inc. owner, CEO; Brandon Harting, CVSR at WorkSource Colville; Georgana Harley, employment specialist at WorkSource Colville. (Photo: Colmac Industries, Inc.)

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Firm recognized as ‘proud employer of U.S. veterans’

COLVILLE, Wash. — Colmac Industries, Inc., located here, notes it is recognized as a, “proud employer of United States veterans through the Washington State YesVets program.”

YesVets is a partnership between the Washington Employment Security Department (ESD), Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Commerce, Washington State Military Transition Council and local chambers of commerce across the state, Colmac relates.

According to the state of Washington’s ESD website, after hiring a veteran, employers, “fill out the YesVets new hire form with information on your veteran hire.

“Your information will be sent to your nearest Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) and you will be contacted to schedule the presentation of your YesVets decal at a local Chamber of Commerce meeting or other gathering.”

The website goes on to further state that, “ESD will continue using the Hire-A-Vet award program to highlight businesses throughout the year that are going above and beyond to hire veterans.”

Colmac Industries, Inc. describes itself as a privately-held company with a 200,000-square-foot corporate office, manufacturing facility, and research and development campus. It adds that it’s, “a worldwide leader in garment finishing equipment, automated soil sorting and counting for the laundry industry.”

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