IFCO has been recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve for its support of hiring local guardsmen.

Officers from the Coast Guard recently visited the company’s Scarborough, Maine, facility to confer the recognition.

“IFCO recognizes that our associates who volunteer their time with the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve are essential to the strength of our nation and the well-being of our communities,” David Russell, president of IFCO Pallet Management Services, said in a news release. “We appreciate their sacrifices and honor their service.”