Planate Management Group receives 2020 Hire Vets Medallion Award from U.S. Department of Labor

ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 12, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia recognized Planate Management Group (Planate) as one of 675 recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award. Planate received the Gold Award during a virtual award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this week.

Planate joins 674 industry-leading companies from 49 states and the District of Columbia in firmly committing to hiring veterans and ensuring that they have long-term career and growth opportunities to use the unique and diverse skills acquired through active-duty military service. Planate is deeply committed to their successful transition to civilian life.

“It’s an honor to receive this award for our commitment to hiring American Veterans,” said Chris Decker, president of Planate. “Planate recognizes that Veterans acquire skills while serving our country that bring immediate value to our organization and strengthen our mission to provide superior, innovative installation management and consulting services worldwide. Working for Planate provides military service men and women the opportunity to continue to serve in the civilian workforce.”

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers for their dedicated efforts to recruit, hire, and retain American veterans. Recipients of the award must meet several criteria, including veteran hiring and retention rates and the availability of veteran-specific resources, leadership programs, dedicated human resources, and compensation and tuition assistance. Requirements vary for large, medium, and small employers.

About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by leading businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting and retaining veterans. The 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Program will open to employers on January 31, 2021. For more information about the program and the application process, visit

About Planate Management Group

Planate Management Group (Planate) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2007. Planate specializes in facilities support services, providing global technical solutions in difficult environments worldwide. Our facilities, infrastructure, and base operations expertise cover architecture and engineering (A&E) design, program construction management, and consulting and technical services. Planate is engaged internationally, representing clients in facilities and operations programs to ensure quality, safety, and timely outcomes with flexibility and organizational agility. Our team approach leverages our professional consultants’ expertise, core functional personnel, and leadership talents to provide our clients with optimal solutions. For more information, please visit:

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