Wisconsin official highlights Marten’s support of women

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Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton this week praised Marten Transport for its recruitment of women employees. Lawton — who is traveling the state as part of a “Raise the Grade Tour” promoting women’s issues and diversity hiring practices among Wisconsin employers — spotlighted Marten as a state role model in helping woman succeed in the workplace.

Mondovi-based Marten says it provides programs such as tuition reimbursement and flexible scheduling that address the concerns of many female workers. “This is an important distinction for us, and we’re very proud to be recognized,” says Bob Smith, Marten chief operating officer. “We believe in our people, and we’re committed to providing the kinds of opportunities that meet their needs.”

Lawton’s eight-stop across Wisconsin began Feb. 13 and will conclude March 28.