BUTLER, PA – January 2018 – Armstrong was the recipient of the 2017 Veteran Employer of the Year Award, presented by Veterans Cable Services. Co-founders of Veterans Cable, John Piazza and Tony Accamando, presented the award to Armstrong President, Jeff A. Ross at the annual Armstrong Awards Banquet, in recognition of their commitment to veteran causes.
“Choosing Armstrong as recipient of the 2017 Veteran Employer of The Year Award was an easy choice for Veterans Cable Services,” stated Tony Accamando, Co-founder. “For over four decades I have known the folks at Armstrong. Their personal commitments, as well as that of their company in support of community based organizations, ranks them at the top of the list of communications companies,” continued Accamando. “Supporting veteran’s causes is nothing new to Armstrong as they have always recognized the unselfish sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. This award merely recognizes the obvious.” Armstrong and Veterans Cable Services have a long relationship together.”
"When we started Veterans Cable back in 1984, Armstrong was one of our first customers,” stated John Piazza, Co-founder. “Thirty years later, Tony and I decided to revive Veterans Cable Services in 2014. Once again, Armstrong was our first customer.”
“We are honored and humbled by this recognition,” stated Jeff Ross, “as well as the extent of the involvement from our communities and employees.” Armstrong most recently partnered with Veterans Cable for the Healing Heroes initiative. Starting on Veteran’s Day of 2016, Healing Heroes was created to raise enough funds to donate five service dogs to qualifying disabled veterans, as well as to raise awareness of the needs of veterans. As of today, Armstrong has raised enough to donate eight dogs, and is working on raising funds for the ninth now. “Tony and I were overwhelmed with the ‘Healing Heroes’ mission. The fact that they were able to get everyone involved including all of their employees and customers is powerful,” continued Piazza, “Not only did they raise awareness and improve the quality of life for Veterans, they also helped save Veteran lives.”
Armstrong provides high-speed internet, television and telephone service to residential and commercial customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Maryland, and as of Q4 2016 is America’s 10th largest cable television provider, according to SNL Kagan. Visit ArmstrongOneWire.com for more information.
About Veteran’s Cable
Veteran’s Cable was created in 1984 to hire In-Country Vietnam Veterans to perform as a subcontractor for the cable industry. Co-founded by John Piazza and Anthony W. Accamando Jr. in the Pittsburgh region, Veteran’s Cable now operates in Bethel Park and Philadelphia, PA, and Berea, OH. Veterans Cable still hires exclusively veterans and supports the new and ever-changing technology industry.
About Armstrong Healing Heroes
Armstrong Healing Heroes is a partnership launched on Veterans Day 2016, with Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, to provide a service dog to qualifying veterans struggling with disabilities such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries, seizure disorders, and more.
Visit ArmstrongOneWire.com/HealingHeroes for more information.