SMITH TRANSPORT Partners with U.S. Army in PaYS Program
November 30, 2006 – Roaring Spring, PA: SMITH TRANSPORT, INC., a Pennsylvania-based transportation and logistics company, is announcing a partnership with the U.S. Army to participate in the National Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program, which connects Army soldiers with potential employers prior to military training for employment upon completion of service.
Barry Smith, President and CEO of Smith Transport, states “We appreciate the opportunity to honor, reward and foster U.S. veterans as they enter or re-enter civilian life. Their commitment to work with us at Smith Transport will have a positive impact on economic and workforce development in Blair County.”
SMITH TRANSPORT is the only Pennsylvania based transportation company selected by the U.S. Army for participation. On December 13, SMITH TRANSPORT will host a kick-off event to finalize the partnership and sign the agreement. The event will take place at the company’s corporate headquarters in Roaring Spring, PA.
The partnership agreement provides priority hiring status to qualified soldiers participating in the PaYS Program and ensures their military service time counts towards years of service with SMITH TRANSPORT. Current employment opportunities through the PaYS program include driving, mechanical, clerical, and management positions.
Attendees of the kick-off event are to include the following U.S. Army officers Brigadier General Joseph E. Orr, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Matthews, Captain Jonathan Miller, Staff Sergeant Chris Stapleton, and John Spears. Federal and State officials have been invited, and representatives of Smith Transport will be in attendance.
“Ensuring priority employment to returning Army veterans is an excellent opportunity for us to partner with the Federal government and strengthen the local economy” reports Don Davis, Vice President of Recruiting and Driver Development at Smith Transport.
PaYS was developed to help the Army attract, train, and deploy talented and educated young people who want to serve their country while consecutively securing future successful employment. Under the terms of the partnership, program enlistees spend at least two years in the Army gaining specific job training and qualifications as direct preparation for future employment with SMITH TRANSPORT.
About SMITH TRANSPORT, INC.
SMITH TRANSPORT, owned and operated by Barry Smith, uses innovation and continuous improvement to deliver excellence to their customers, employees and the community. Based out of Roaring Spring, PA, SMITH TRANSPORT provides transportation and logistic services to private and public sector customers.
Incorporated in 1982, SMITH TRANSPORT is currently supported by 1500 employees, 1000 trucks, 3000 trailers and 2,000,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space.
SMITH TRANSPORT is “Dedicated to Excellence.”