With Memorial Day just around the corner, the Waupaca Foundry has been honored for its committment to its employees serving in the Army Reserves by receiving the Patriot Award. The award is only presented to employers who not only hire Guard and Reserve members, but also demonstrate superior support to military employees and their families. This is the 2nd time Waupaca Foundry has been honored with the Patriot Award. Executive vice-president of human resources, Joey Leonard, says the committment and teamwork the employees learn in the military directly translates to the foundry’s work environment. Approximately 11 percent of the Foundry’s 44-hundred workers nation-wide are veterans of the armed services.