From left to right: George Bandy Jr., Lizbeth Sanchez, and Eric Lewis (Courtesy photos)

Editor's Note: The following story highlights a veteran at Mohawk Industries committed to including talented members of the military community in its workplace. Mohawk Industries is a client of Hirepurpose, a Task & Purpose sister company.

The manufacturing field offers a surprising and appealing variety of job choices for a post-military career. Three veterans exemplify the diversity of opportunities in a global company like Mohawk Industries, the largest floor covering manufacturer in the world and number 315 on the Fortune 500.

George Bandy Jr. served in the Army Reserves as a flight operations specialist and was activated to Desert Storm in 1990. He now works as Mohawk's chief sustainability officer.

Lizbeth Sanchez has worked in the Army Reserves for the past 16 years as a dental tech. When she's not mobilized with her unit, she is a talent management specialist at Mohawk.

Eric Lewis enlisted in the Marines as an electrician after college, then went through the Enlisted Commissioning Program and became a logistics officer. After nine years active duty, he now works as an operations manager at one of Mohawk's warehouses.

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