ADELANTO, CA, November 11, 2020 – Exquadrum, Inc., a Research and Development Aerospace engineering company, has been recognized by the federal government for their commitment to employing veterans.

Exquadrum, which provides innovative technology for government, military, and industry customers, received a Gold Medallion as part of the HIRE Vets Medallion Program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. In order to qualify, Exquadrum had to meet certain thresholds which include hiring and retaining a certain percentage of veterans as part of their workforce. In 2019, 22 percent of new employees hired at Exquadrum were veterans. “Exquadrum is proud to receive this honor, but even more proud to have excellent veterans as part of our team, working to help us accomplish our mission of supporting our warfighters! Our thanks to Congressman Cook for authoring the legislation to recognize companies who hire veterans,” said Eric Schmidt, President of Exquadrum.

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program was created in 2017 when Rep. Paul Cook’s bill, HR 244, the HIRE Vets Act was signed into law. Specifically, the legislation established an awards program recognizing the meaningful and verifiable efforts undertaken by employers – both large and small – to hire and retain veterans. The program is designed to be self-funded and allows businesses to display “HIRE Vets Medallions” on products and marketing materials. Its goal is to promote private sector recruiting, hiring, and retaining of men and women who served honorably in the U.S. military through the voluntary participation of employers. Rep. Cook said, “It’s gratifying to see so many California businesses make a commitment to our veterans. Veterans who serve our country honorably shouldn’t struggle to find employment. As the author of the bill creating this program, it’s particularly rewarding when local businesses like Exquadrum are recognized. Throughout my time in Congress, taking care of our veterans has been a top priority and I’m pleased to see the HIRE Vets Medallion Program come to fruition.”

Exquadrum prides itself on hiring the finest caliber individuals and often times those individuals are veterans. “Exquadrum is a successful company by its own right and throughout its years recognizes the benefit of hiring veterans as employees as we bring unmatched loyalty, integrity, and a hard work ethos. In Exquadrum I have found a family-oriented atmosphere with unwavering support and dedication to accomplishing every task. This truly is a company that not only cares about its employees but also its customers to the highest level,” said Brian Bowers, Director of Operations, at Exquadrum and a Marine.