General Mills Declared "Yellow Ribbon Company"

Updated: 11/08/2012 4:25 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

Governor Mark Dayton has declared General Mils a “Yellow Ribbon Company.”

At a proclamation ceremony held at General Mills’ headquarters in Golden Valley, Minn., Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton presented General Mills with the award for its proactive support of military service members and their families.

“I can’t overstate the importance of today and my gratitude to General Mills, Ken Powell, and your senior leadership team for spearheading this effort,” said Dayton. “This will be an ongoing [program] for veterans serving this great country for years to come.”

The Yellow Ribbon Company program honors Minnesota companies for supporting military service members in a variety of ways, including financially, and through training, development and community outreach programs.

“General Mills thanks all of our veteran employees for their service to our company and our country,” said Ken Powell, chairman and chief executive officer of General Mills. “It’s an honor to be recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Company, but the real tribute goes to our more than 1,000 veterans and their families for their sacrifice and continued commitment to our nation’s military.”

General Mills also received recognition for its commitment to veterans from G.I. Jobs Magazine, which released its annual Military Friendly Employers list.

General Mill joins 25 other Minnesota companies that have been named Yellow Ribbon Companies. See the full list of participating companies, click here.