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Sterling Rope named a Semifinalist for 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

Biddeford, Maine (April 28th, 2014) - Sterling Rope Company, Inc., was recently selected as one of three semifinalists in the state of Maine for the Department of Defense's prestigious Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The 2014 Freedom Award is the DoD's highest honor for employers that provide extraordinary support to their Guard and Reserve employees. Over 2,864 employers were nominated from across the US, and Sterling Rope was selected as one of 162 national semifinalists.

More than one million National Guard and Reserve members, who play critical roles in combat and humanitarian missions across the globe, rely upon strong employer relationships such as those forged by the 162 semifinalists for the Freedom Award this year. The employers selected as semifinalists demonstrate their commitment to Guard and Reserve employees through initiatives such as setting veteran hiring goals, establishing military employee liaisons, arranging care package drives and granting additional leave for military members to spend time with family.

"This is a true honor for Sterling and I am incredibly proud of our employees who serve and who have served," said Carolyn Brodsky, President of Sterling Rope.

The Department of Defense will announce the 2014 Freedom Award finalists after a review board comprised of military and civilian leaders selects the 30 most supportive employers this month. Afterward, up to 15 award recipients will be announced in early summer and honored in Washington, D.C. in September at the 19th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony.

About Sterling Rope
Celebrating more than twenty years in business, Sterling Rope is the leading manufacturer of life safety rope and cord. Made in the USA, Sterling is committed to developing the best products for use in outdoor recreation, work safety, rescue and arbor applications. They work closely with athletes, first responders and other technicians to develop innovative solutions for their needs. For more information, please contact Mattison Crowe, Director of Marketing at 207-282-2550 or marketing@sterlingrope.com - www.sterlingrope.com

[Photo Caption] Pictured above (left to right) Brent Bryant, Plant Manager, TSgt Donna Doyon, 265th ANG Member, Carolyn Brodsky, President and Founder, John Cashwell, ESGR Maine Chair, LtCol Robert Scott, 265th Commander and Col Eric Lind, JFHQ Director of Staff

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