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Steam Turbine Alternative Resources, Inc. (STAR) Wins Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award

MARION, OH (November 18, 2019) –The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment Training Service (DOL VETS) awarded Steam Turbine Alternative Resources, Inc. (STAR) with a Gold HIRE Vets Medallion Award.

 The purpose of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award is to recognize employers who hire and retain veterans, including their efforts to establish employee development programs and veteran-specific benefits to improve retention.

 STAR has engaged veterans in meaningful work after their service for over three decades. The HIRE Vets Gold award qualifications, among other items, includes hiring 7% of a company’s workforce with veterans who achieve a 75% retention rate.

 STAR supports the employment of veterans with methodologies that hone in on veteran’s skills, which in addition to their expertise often includes excellent resource management, dedication to mission, and outstanding business ethics. Tom White, STAR’s Human Resources Manager, who is a U.S. Army Veteran himself, helps place transitioning soldiers with job opportunities within the company. He expressed, “We’re passionate about bringing these folks onto the team. The skills and knowledge our service members bring from their time in the armed forces translate nicely into civilian careers if they’re given the right opportunity. That’s a huge part of why we work so hard to help transitioning members join the workforce.”

 STAR is one of nineteen Ohio based companies to receive the award in 2019, and the only company headquartered in Marion to ever receive the award.

 About STAR

Steam Turbine Alternative Resources, Inc. (STAR) is a Certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise located in Marion, Ohio. They specialize in the measurement, precision manufacturing, and installation of packing seals of turbines. These turbines are used in many applications ranging from power generation to industrial pump and compressor markets. STAR also provides a number of other products for industrial applications such as wear plates for OEM equipment, springs and oil deflectors. With 33 years of experience, STAR is able to combine Technical Expertise, Precision Machine Shop, and a Superior Installation Team to achieve great results to their clients. To learn more about STAR, please visit their website at


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