MONTROSE, Minn. – On March 2nd the ESGR Patriot Award was presented to Tony Cremers, president of Craft Pattern and Mold, the presentation was made by ESGR Volunteer Robert Adams.
“We are honored to support the military. I appreciate Kurt for his services here and abroad,” stated Cremers. Staff Sgt. Kurt Lemke, Craft employee and Minnesota National Guardsman, nominated his employer for the award because of the support and understanding he receives for his role in the military.
Lemke further explained, “Being a small company (Craft) and me being a very key employee, it makes it very hard for me to be missing sometimes.” He also stated that they support him during the extended weekends and Annual Training days, often times on short notice.
Pictured left to right are Tony Cremers, President of Craft Pattern and Mold; Staff Sgt. Kurt Lemke; Robert Adams, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve representative