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GREAT FALLS, Mont. – There are two seasons in Montana, winter and construction season. As winter snows end, NorMont Equipment has all hands on deck ready for construction season. The company specializes in municipal, construction and truck equipment needs. However, with one of their employees currently fulfilling his military obligations as a member of the Montana Army National Guard, covering schedules and completing tasks will be a challenge.

In thanks for the support of his Montana Army National Guard career, Spc. Dylan Johnson nominated his civilian boss Luke Stewart of NorMont Equipment for the Department of Defense Patriot Award. The presentation took place recently and was performed on behalf of Johnson by Montana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (Montana ESGR) volunteer Mike Flaherty. Stewart had no words to describe his feelings of appreciation and “was floored” to receive the award.

The Patriot Award publicly recognize civilian employers who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their civilian employees serving in the guard or reserve. Without supportive employers, the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units cannot be maintained.

NorMont Equipment specializes in municipal, construction and truck equipment needs. With access to a large list of manufacturers, the company offers customers quality equipment, parts, accessories, and service.

Congratulations Luke Stewart of NorMont Equipment on behalf of Montana ESGR and Spc. Johnson for being supportive civilian employer of our Montana Guard and Reserve.

“Thank you NorMont Equipment for your support because as an employer you too serve our country by hiring our Montana Guard and Reserve members,” Flaherty commented.

Employers provide a visible connection between communities and military service when they employ Guard and Reserve members. Department of Defense program ESGR helps to strengthen and empower both and this year celebrates 50 years in that role. For more information about ESGR outreach programs, call (800) 336-4590 or visit

Photo: Luke Stewart, left, of NorMont Equipment “was floored” when he received a Department of Defense Patriot Award presented by Montana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve volunteer Mike Flaherty.

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