ERLANGER, Ky. – DAV (Disabled American Veterans) has named Aristech Surfaces LLC, a Kentucky-based company committed to recruiting, hiring and training veterans, its Small Employer of the Year. Aristech Surfaces LLC representatives will receive the award Aug. 7 during the 2022 DAV and Auxiliary National Convention in Orlando, Florida.

Aristech Surfaces LLC was selected for the national-level honor over numerous other businesses with fewer than 250 employees.

Founded in 1970, Aristech Surfaces LLC manufactures surface and design materials and distributes them to clients across the globe. Of the roughly 190 employees at its Florence, Kentucky, plant, more than 10% are veterans. The company actively recruits military veterans and fosters their success through support groups, special events, training opportunities and thoughtful policy that values military experience.

“Aristech Surfaces LLC, now part of Trinseo, is committed to honoring and employing our nation’s veterans,” said Aristech Surfaces LLC Vice President of Human Resources Ruth Moore. “We intentionally craft an environment where veterans are welcome and appreciated. It is our way of thanking the people who serve our country and putting themselves on the line for us.”

“Ensuring veterans secure meaningful, fulfilling employment after military service has long been a priority for DAV, and employers are crucial to that mission,” said DAV National Commander Andrew Marshall. “Too often military experience is undervalued and underused. We are immensely grateful that Aristech Surfaces LLC knows what veterans bring to the table and utilizes their experience.”


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DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: keeping our promise to America’s veterans. DAV does this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, providing employment resources to veterans and their families, and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. DAV, a nonprofit organization with more than 1 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. Learn more at