SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP)– A business in Springfield has received an award from the U.S. Department of Labor for its support of military veterans.

Prefere Melamines, LLC is one of nine businesses in Massachusetts to receive the HIRE Vets Medallion Award in recognition of their support in recruiting, employing and retaining U.S. military veterans.

Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su made the announcement during a ceremony in Washington D.C. where awardees were recognized for their work for veterans.

“Recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award demonstrate a commitment to recruiting, hiring and retaining veterans as they help them develop meaningful, long-term careers,” said Su. “From small-town businesses to Fortune 500 companies, these employers understand that veterans are uniquely qualified and dedicated employees who make significant contributions in the workplace.”

The award was created in 2017 with the signing of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act.  The 2024 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards application process begins on January 31, 2024.

Platinum Level Award recipients:

EmployerCityOrganization Size
IPT AssociatesBurlingtonMedium
Veterans Inc.WorcesterMedium

Gold Level Award recipients:

EmployerCityOrganization Size
Boston Fusion Corp.LexingtonSmall
Prefere Melamines LLCSpringfieldSmall
Philbrook Construction Services Group Inc.Yarmouth PortSmall
Mainsail Group LLCBedfordMedium
Sumaria Systems LLCPeabodyMedium
Oasis Systems LLCBurlingtonLarge
MIT Lincoln LaboratoryLexingtonLarge