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Lochinvar Named Outstanding Employer of the Year
by Lochinvar

Lochinvar Corporation has been awarded Outstanding Employer of the Year honors by two organizations, the Nashville Chapter of the Tennessee Association of the Deaf and Goodwill Industries.

The Tennessee Association of the Deaf awarded Lochinvar with the honor in recognition for their efforts in recruiting workers with hearing impairments. Lochinvar currently has several employees at their manufacturing facilities, engineering laboratories and corporate headquarters who have hearing impairments. Also, Lochinvar regularly sends out position notices to a variety of organizations in search of qualified candidates with hearing impairments.

"Aside from hiring them, Lochinvar has made a tremendous effort in working with their deaf employees," said Amy Stockard, secretary of the Nashville Chapter Tennessee Association for the Deaf and also a Lochinvar employee. "A TDD (telephone device for the deaf) is provided so phone calls can be made independently, interpreters are provided for meetings and special events and other employees have even learned some sign language."

Lochinvar Corporation was also recently honored with the Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee Employer of the Year award. The award was presented to Lochinvar Vice President of Manufacturing Al Gatlin and Human Resource Representative Thomas Schultz at Goodwill Industries' Annual Dinner.

"Goodwill selects one business of all of those who hire our graduates to be our Employer of the Year," said David Lifsey, president of the Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee. "It's our way of saying thank you to that business for going the extra mile for our graduates, both in offering them opportunities for employment, and in making sure they have the opportunity to succeed." According to Schultz, Lochinvar has hired 20 Goodwill graduates.

Lochinvar Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters and boilers, ranging in capacity from small residential units to three-million-plus BTU models. Based in Nashville, Tenn., with facility centers in Detroit, Mich., Dallas, Texas, and Tampa, Fla., Lochinvar stocks equipment at all locations. ###