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Every day, hundreds of our military personnel leave the service in search of civilian employment. On July 25, employers, across the country are reminded to consider these servicemen and women as highly trained, qualified individuals to fill open positions in their ranks during National Hire a Veteran Day.

We have found some of our most loyal and hardworking employees by hiring military personnel who were transitioning into civilian employment. That’s one reason we are proud to support national #HireAVeteranDay, today and any chance we get. Get to know some of the veterans on our staff below and learn what it means to them to be a veteran, and why they feel today is important.

Jay Rogers, CEO of LM Industries Group, Inc. (parent company of Local Motors), served in the United States Marines

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“Our veterans have gone through a crucible of service in the last 20 years, as they have in times of trial for many episodes throughout history. These trials have forged this group of people in a special fire for which we are grateful. LM Industries extends a call to all veterans of all ages, ‘your skills are rare and special and we hope you will consider joining us in our mission.’”

Matthew Rivett, EVP of Local Motors, served in the United States Navy

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“Being a Veteran and looking back at my time and service on submarines, the biggest take away was the fact that I worked with extraordinary people. Bar of excellence was always set higher and the teams pushed to perform everyday.  Local Motors is the same way. We are trying to accomplish a difficult task in bringing autonomy and micro-manufacturing in to the main stream.  The team is our greatest asset. The team is comprised of people from all walks of life but the underlying factor is they all believe in bringing our products to life and creating something never seen before. In the end its the teams you work with that make the difference.”

Sean Diehl, LM Industries Group, Inc., Human Experience, served in the United States Navy

“What being a Veteran means to me?  To have served proudly for 22 years in the United States Navy, and to have served jointly with every branch of the military.  I could not have done it without the support of my family, friends, and fellow Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, and Airmen.  Those friendships were forged through dedication, hard work, and perseverance in support of the mission at hand.  Despite the fact that I am retired, we are still friends and mentors to this day.  I am a third generation war time veteran, and I never had a doubt about joining.  Those core values remain with me today, “Honor, Courage, and Commitment”.

I chose to work at LMI for several reasons. First, I love It’s use of cutting edge technology and the crowd sourcing platform. I tend to think in terms of commitment to the mission and vision, and that includes buy in. In this case, I jumped in! Second, I enjoy what I do, and I feel fortunate to have an opportunity to fill a role that is quite similar to what I did in the military. My previous command had a saying, “People are our most valuable asset”. I believe that rings true here. We are a unique group of experts who tend to think outside the box an push boundaries. SEMPER GUMBY!”

Tim Nobikov, LM Industries Group, Inc.,Advanced Manufacturing Engineer, served in the United States Army

“The military taught me the value of a strong team, and that’s one of the biggest reasons I enjoy working at LM.”

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