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Sonoco Named a “Best for Vets” Company

HARTSVILLE, S.C., U.S. – Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has been named one of 82 "Best for Vets" companies by Military Times. Sonoco joins other well-known brands, including Kellogg, AT&T, Hilton, Macy's Inc. and The Boeing Company on the distinguished list.

 

Sonoco, a certified Palmetto Military Employer, recognizes the valuable skills U.S. military veterans bring to its team, including a strong work ethic, loyalty and unwavering determination to be the best.

 

"Over the decades, Sonoco associates have answered the call to serve. We couldn't be more proud of the fact that we have so many associates who have served (or are serving) this country," said Jack Sanders, president and CEO.

 

In its eighth year, Best for Vets rankings evaluate companies' cultures, veteran recruiting, veteran policies and accommodations for members of the National Guard and reserves.

 

"The companies on the Military Times Best for Vets list earned their rankings through determined efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans and military families. These efforts deserve recognition from the country and should get the attention of veterans looking for a new career," said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings.

 

A coveted honor for companies around the country, the annual Military Times Best for Vets rankings are the result of a meticulous, months-long process. Military Times carefully evaluates survey data and includes only the best companies in its published rankings.

 

For the full Best for Vets: Employers 2017 list, click here.

 

About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $4.8 billion, the Company has 20,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 33 countries, serving some of the world's best known brands in some 85 nations. For more information on the Company, visit www.sonoco.com.


Julie Scott
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