BERTHOLD, N.D., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortis Energy Services has officially partnered with the ND Cares Coalition in an effort to broaden support for Service Members, Veterans, and their families. Fortis Energy Services signed a statement of support at the 2017 Veteran Employer Summit at Minot State University establishing Fortis as a link in a statewide network dedicated to educating residents about potential needs and challenges faced by those who have served and to honor current and former military members.
"We appreciate and support all of our Veterans: those who have served in times of war, and during peacetime; those who have served enough years to retire and those who served a single tour of duty. We honor our Veterans of all the branches of service and various components, national guard reserve or active duty," stated Nathan Conway, Fortis CEO. "We launched our Fortis4Vets program in late 2014 to promote the hiring of Veterans and Reservists. Partnering with ND Cares is the natural next step in continuing to get the message out there that not only are Veterans a perfect fit for the oilfield, but that it's our responsibility as employers to make sure we're doing everything we can to work with, and better understand the unique challenges that come with hiring and employing Veterans."
In January 2015, former North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed an executive order officially establishing the ND Cares Coalition. Funds have been included in the 2017-2019 budget to help expand the coalition's work and fund its future initiatives, such as Star Behavioral Health and Military outreach opportunities.
"We want everyone to know that North Dakota is a welcoming place for our military members. To do that, ND Cares relies on the participation of our communities and their commitment to military outreach," said North Dakota National Guard Adjutant General, Major General Alan Dohrmann. "We look forward to partnering with Fortis Energy Services to continue to strengthen an accessible network of support for our Service Members, Veterans, and their families."
In North Dakota, 52,035 residents identified themselves as Veterans of the U.S. Military. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this group accounts for 9.6 percent of the state's adult population.
Fortis Energy Services is a multi-award-winning oil and gas well servicing company with corporate headquarters in Michigan and operations throughout the Rocky Mountain and Northeast regions, specializing in well completions, down-hole repairs, maintenance, workovers and plugging and abandonment.
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