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Hilltop Lumber goes 'above and beyond'

Brian Klimek of Hilltop Lumber in Alexandria accepts the Above and Beyond Award from Don Nolting of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Minnesota. Also pictured is Sgt. James Kracht, nominator for the award. (Contributed photo)

Hilltop Lumber in Alexandria was recently honored with the Above and Beyond Award by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense Agency. ESGR's goal is to promote awareness and understanding of the essential role of Guard and Reserve personnel in preserving National Security.

Brian Klimek, manager of Hilltop Lumber, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

The Above and Beyond Award recognizes employers at the local level that have gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services and Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, now mandated benefits and consideration.

Sgt. James Kracht of Alexandria nominated Hilltop Lumber for the award.