JOPLIN, Mo. – December 21, 2014 – This Memorial Day, many people will stop and think of America’s military men and women, particularly those who made the ultimate sacrifice to the nation while serving the country. Honoring our fallen service men and women is an important tradition that sends a powerful message to our veterans and their families and to those who continue to serve our nation.

Several organizations have been established in an effort to assist our veterans in finding employment when they return home from service. TAMKO is actively involved in the 100,000 Jobs Mission which is a non-profit organization that works with employers to help locate jobs for veterans and military personnel.   Today, more than 60 veterans are employed at TAMKO’s Joplin-area locations.

“When we hire an employee with a military background, they generally fit well into the TAMKO culture,” said TAMKO’s President and CEO, David Humphreys. “Every employee at TAMKO must understand our culture of honesty, integrity and compliance and the military does a good job teaching those traits.”

More than 130 veterans are employed company-wide at TAMKO.

NOTE: ***TAMKO will have veterans Jennifer McDaniel, John Sweeny and Mike Shifferd available for interviews relating to this story in the afternoon on May 22 at the corporate office at 220 West Fourth Street, Joplin. Please call and let us know if and how many individuals from your organization plan to attend.


TAMKO® Building Products, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest independent manufacturers of residential and commercial roofing products (including Heritage® Asphalt Shingles and MetalWorks® Steel Shingles), decking and railing products, waterproofing, cements, and coatings. Since 1944, TAMKO’s success is the direct result of teamwork and enduring relationships with customers, suppliers and employees. Privately owned, TAMKO is committed to producing top-quality products with excellent product support. For more information about TAMKO, visit our Web site at www.tamko.com.