Hiring Veterans: A Win-Win Commitment


Tuesday, February 19 2019 1:00pm (America/Chicago)

Finding qualified employees is a common challenge in our industry. This webinar will cover the many reasons to hire U.S. military veterans and how making a commitment to invest in this highly disciplined labor pool is an innovative way to recruit new employees and build a strong, lasting workforce of leaders in your company. Carl Allison and Scott McDonald, both veterans themselves, will share their insights about how to best find, hire and train individuals as they prepare to leave the military for civilian careers.

Carl and Scott will be joined by Jason Kindle, a former Marine Corporal who has been with 84 Lumber since 2016. Jason started as a truss design trainee and was recently promoted to general manager of their location in Dunn, North Carolina. Jason feels fortunate to have found a company that rewards the type of work ethic he developed as a Marine. He will share more about his experience transitioning from the military to a career in the components industry.


Carl Allison is the component division area manager for 84 Lumber and has been with the company since 2003. He manages all of 84 Lumber's manufacturing facilities and has experienced great success in hiring former military. Prior to 84, Carl was in the Army for nine years. Scott McDonald entered the industry when he was hired by SL-Laser Systems 11 years ago. He is also a Co-Chair for the BCMC Committee. Prior to SL-Laser, Scott held Infantry and trainer positions in the US Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve. Most recently he mobilized to Fort Bliss Texas to certify training for units deploying overseas.