Jeffrey Thomas, a operator at Grade Tech, is celebrating 4 years with the company this month. To commemorate that milestone, he is supporting Folds of Honor, a foundation that provides life-changing scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen or disabled military and first responders.


Grade Tech donated $1,000 to the organization in Jeff’s name as part of the company’s giving back program which supports the local community by celebrating employees’ work anniversaries (after the first 3 years of employment) by making annual donations to the employees’ charities of choice.


“This donation is a way to honor my grandfather who passed away.” His Grandpa served in the Army in 1962.


Rory Hall explained that he and the team are honored to support this important charity. “Jeff’s choice of a military charity like Folds of Honor hits home with me and everyone at Grade Tech,” he said. “We all have a special place in our hearts for those who gave their lives to protect all of us and this great country we live in. I am more than happy to make this donation in Jeff’s name and to memorialize his beloved grandfather who was proud to serve our country.”


Jeffrey is also a member of the military, serving as a part-time member of the Army National Guard. The Holden, Utah native, who joined Grade Tech after working in the oil fields for several years, brings his military training to work each and every day, exuding a “can-do” attitude and exemplary work ethic that is contagious to everyone he works with. He believes in showing up on time, working hard, and focusing on a goal.


That military mentality is also apparent in his personal life. After a long, hard day at work—at a very physical job—Jeffrey is always ready to hit the gym and push himself to new limits. He goes 100% all the time whether he’s at work, at the gym, or at the lake with his wife, Destany, and their son Brecken and dog Lily. 


This is the second donation made in Jeff’s name as part of Grade Tech’s Giving Back program. Last year, upon his third anniversary with the company, he chose the Alzheimer’s Association as the recipient of the company’s contribution. He chose the organization in honor of his late grandmother who died from the disease, in hopes that a cure will be found, and others will not have to go through suffering that his grandmother and his family endured. 


Please join us in congratulating Jeff on his 4-year anniversary with Grade Tech and wishing him more success in the years to come!


About Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor is the brainchild of Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, an F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, who became painfully aware of the realities families face when a loved one in uniform is fallen or disabled on a flight home from his second tour of duty in Iraq. The flight he was on carried the body of Corporal Brock Bucklin home to his final resting place. Lt. Col. Rooney watched the fallen hero’s family as they walked alongside his flag covered casket. He was so moved by the scene that he founded Folds of Honor in 2007 to unite other patriotic Americans to support the families of our fallen heroes and commemorate the lives of those who served in the military or as first responders. The foundation has awarded more than 52,000 educational scholarships since its inception in 2007. 


About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association envisions a world without Alzheimer’s and other dementia. The organization supports global research and promotes risk reduction and early detection. It also advocates for quality care and support to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.