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USDOD Awards Patriotic Employer to Lifetime Employee

May 14, 2010

CLEARFIELD, UTAH — An employee of Lifetime Products was honored last week for supporting the Utah National Guard and Reserves. The U.S. Department of Defense “Patriotic Employer Award” is given to employers and managers who provide exceptional support to their employees in the military. This award can only be given if nominated by an employee who is also serving in the military.

Erik Davies, a Plastics Materials Supervisor at Lifetime, received an award Wednesday, May 12. Davies was nominated by Gary Jense, a Plastics Materials Forklift Operator who is currently on active duty with the United States Army. After being deployed to Afghanistan for eight months last year, Jense is scheduled to return to Afghanistan in the middle of June this year.

“I am thankful they are out there defending our liberties. I respect them for what they do,” said Davies, “in this case I was just abiding by company policy.”

It is Lifetime’s policy is to hold an employee’s position while they are away on military leave. In the past, Davies has worked with human resources to transfer employees from other areas and hire temporary employees to cover work for Jense.

“Lifetime is proud to support our service men and women in any way that we can,” said Richard Hendrickson, Lifetime president, “we are proud to have employees serve and return safely back to the job and opportunities they have left behind. We do whatever necessary to make their transition home as seamless as possible.”

For more information, please contact Lifetime Public Relations at pr@Lifetime.com.

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About Lifetime Products: Established in 1986, Lifetime Products, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Clearfield, Utah. Lifetime Products is the world's largest manufacturer of blow-molded polyethylene folding tables and chairs, and residential basketball hoops. With products sold in 58 countries, Lifetime has been manufacturing in Utah for more than 25 years and employs 1,250 people in its Clearfield facility, and more than 2,075 people worldwide. For more information about Lifetime Products, Inc. and its products, visit www.Lifetime.com.