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ClarkDietrich Named a 2018 Military Friendly® Employer

West Chester, Ohio – ClarkDietrich Building Systems announced that it has earned the 2018 Military Friendly® Top 10 Employer, Military Friendly® Spouse Employer and Military Friendly® Brand Award designations by Victory Media. First published in 2003, Military Friendly® Employers is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Employers is provided to service members and their families, helping them discover the best post-military career opportunities available.

Companies and organizations earning the Military Friendly ® Employer designation were evaluated using three data sources in the scoring methodology: publicly available data from federal agencies; personal opinion data from veteran employees; and proprietary Military Friendly® survey data from participating organizations. More than 200 companies participated in the Military Friendly ® Employers portion of the 2018 Military Friendly® Companies survey.

Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly ® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining an organization’s survey score with an assessment of the organization’s ability to meet thresholds for Applicant, New Hire Retention, Employee Turnover, and Promotion & Advancement of veterans and military employees.

ClarkDietrich is committed to hiring military talent, knowing first-hand that recruiting military spouses is not only the “right thing to do,” but the right thing for business. “At ClarkDietrich, we open our arms to people with all backgrounds, including those who come from the military, knowing that our company will benefit from the expertise, drive and discipline they bring to our company,” said Jim Collins, president of ClarkDietrich.

“Companies that have earned this designation have exceptionally strong hiring programs and meaningful jobs for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer at Victory Media. “Our Military Friendly® Employers have moved beyond answering ‘why hire military?’ They are truly aligning their jobs and recruiting efforts with Military Friendly® Schools to translate military competencies into civilian careers.”

ClarkDietrich will be showcased along with other 2018 Military Friendly® Employers in the December issue of G.I. Jobs ® magazine, the January 2018 issue of Military Spouse Magazine, and on

About Military Friendly® Emplyers:

The Military Friendly® Employers list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for thousands of federal contractors nationwide, input of military employees, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Employers survey from participating companies. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY . The survey is administered for free and is open to companies that have hired veterans in the past 12 months. Criteria for consideration can be found at:

About ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems

ClarkDietrich™ Building Systems is the leading manufacturer of a full line of drywall studs and accessories, structural studs and joists, metal lath and accessories, shaft wall studs and track, interior finishing products, and connectors and accessories for commercial and residential construction. Quality manufacturing, a full-line offering, national distribution, engineering services and responsive customer service position ClarkDietrich Building Systems as the largest manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing in North America. Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems is a 75/25 joint venture with Marubeni-Itochu Steel America Inc. (MISA) and Worthington Industries, Inc.

About Victory Media:

Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® , Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® , STEM Jobs SM and Military Friendly® brands. Learn more about Victory Media at

For additional information or to arrange interviews, contact:

ClarkDietrich Building Systems
Jenny Hull
Twitter: @clarkdietrich

Victory Media
Brian O’Malley
Gordon C. James Public Relations