MBS is dedicated to its employees and to celebrating diversity. That's why, during our company barbecue June 13, we took some time out to honor the 61 men and women who have earned their United States citizenship since coming to work with us.
As their names were read, each person received their own framed American flag — and the applause of the hundreds of coworkers and family members in attendance.
"At MBS, we live diversity," says CEO Bob Pugh, noting people from 26 different nations work here. "Does it make a difference? I say 'yes.' Each of us has a story to tell: where we were born, what our parents did, how we ended up in Columbia, Mo. and came to work at MBS. Every time I listen to someone's story, I learn something, and am better off for it."
In addition to their recognition from the company, they were also recognized by the community in our local newspaper.
We're all proud of our coworkers who came to this country and put their hard work and dedication into their jobs and their journeys to become citizens. Congratulations, everyone!