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Grunt Style Opens New Distribution Center, Aims to Hire 70% Veterans

If you’re a patriot who buys t-shirts and has a Facebook account, you’ve probably heard of Grunt Style. And guess what? They’re hiring like gangbusters.

Grunt Style employs more than 60 people in their existing distribution facility. Tim Jensen chief operating officer, plans to quadruple that number in the next year. Once they accomplish that, Grunt Style plans to replicate this model in facilities nationwide, ensuring your favorite Grunt Style gear is in your closet (or let’s all admit it, on your body the day it arrives) even faster.

So if you love the gear, you love the mission, you're excited about getting your gear faster - how do you get on board? Grunt Style is hiring now; they have an immediate need for pickers, packers, and shippers.

Jensen, a Marine veteran, saw the potential in joining a growing veteran-owned business and took a job folding shirts. Years later he’s running operations, creating a civilian company run on military leadership principles. It seems others are seeing the same potential, as Grunt Style has new employees relocating their families from around the country to join the team.

Jensen admits the extreme growth has had some fallout they weren’t happy with as a management team, namely retention challenges due to team members experiencing burnout from the intense pace.

Unlike many organizations who may accept this side effect of growth, Grunt Style leadership identified this issue and put programs in place to increase employee engagement. They’ve hired a director of training, who has created leadership training programs for employees at every level of the organization. Retention has been positively impacted by this program and Jensen expects that trend to continue.

Chris Raya, a Senior Squad Leader, said “For veterans like myself, it’s a great company. A lot of us have a hard time adjusting…with Grunt Style it’s different, you walk right back into camaraderie.” Beyond giving Raya a place to feel a sense of belonging, it helped him find purpose as a civilian. “A year ago I wasn’t in a good place, I was able to pull myself out of that bad place because of Grunt Style. Grunt Style gave me back my purpose. Grunt Style provides that purpose and atmosphere to get back on mission and be successful.”

For many American companies, a veteran hiring initiative is a Human Resources directive, and it’s an initiative with which many companies struggle. For Grunt Style, hiring veterans isn’t an initiative, it’s a given.

Where many companies max out their veteran hiring goals at 5-10% of their workforce, Grunt Style’s goal for military hires is 70%. That’s right, seven times that of other organizations. With an understandable appeal to veterans who make up approximately 1% of the US populace, that number is lofty, but within the sites of Grunt Style leadership. They’re looking for active duty members looking for a second job, veterans, reservists, vets with broken work histories who are getting back on their feet, anyone who has served their nation and wants to join them in instilling pride in self, the military, and this country.

This apparel company’s mission to deliver the highest quality, most patriotic apparel on the planet, straight to your front door won’t be ignored.

TheirBeer Guarantee promises no matter what happens, they’ll replace your damaged shirt with a new one so you can confidently wear your shirt anywhere anytime.

Andtheir commercial with COO Tim Jensen showing up to hand deliver a customer’s order while inspecting his closet to ensure he is sufficiently stocked on Grunt Style gear is reminiscent of Terry Tate the office linebacker and leaves the viewer wondering how to get that kind of service themselves.

Grunt Style fans who can’t get enough will be excited about the company’s recent announcement to expand their fulfillment capabilities by opening a new distribution center in the Chicago area.

Catering to a generation accustomed to Amazon’s Prime service, Grunt Style has created GS24. Items marked “GS24” on the website are guaranteed to ship within 24 hours. Response to GS24 items has been enthusiastic, prompting the company to look at how they can expand these offerings.

To join the Grunt Style team, go to theirCareer Website to find and apply to available positions. To purchase your own Grunt Style gear, go towww.grunstyle.com and look for the GS24 logo.