Two I & M Industrials, Inc. Employees Honored with the ESGR Patriot Award

From L-R: Bill Boozer, Robb Templeton, Eric Pressley, Clay Mardre, Scott Pressley

Greenville, SC, August 21, 2018 - Clay Mardre and Robb Templeton of I & M Industrials, Inc. were recently honored with the Patriot Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The ESGR is the Defense Department agency promoting cooperation and understanding between civilian employers and their National Guard and Reserve employees.

I & M employee Eric Pressley (SSgt Pressley) nominated the two for the award and presented it to them alongside Bill Boozer, ESGR Vice Chair, Area 3 & 4 for South Carolina. “Today I got to present my supervisors Clay Mardre and Robb Templeton with the ESGR Patriot Award. This award is to say thank you for allowing my dad (MSGT Pressley), my salesman (TSGT Childress) and myself to work and be a part of the Armed Services. I’m so thankful for an awesome employer and amazing work family” stated Pressley in a social media post.

The Patriot Award honors supervisors for their exceptional support of National Guard and Reserve employees by presenting them with a public acknowledgement of their support, a framed certificate of appreciation and a lapel pin. Nominations must come from a National Guard and Reserve member or a family member.

I & M Industrials, Inc. was established in 1967 by Allen J. Inglesby and T. Claiborne Mardre, both of Greenville, SC. I & M Industrials, Inc. is proud to still be family owned and operated and known as one of the most successful air compressor distributors in the Southeast. Patriot Award recipient Clay Mardre is the grandson of the late T. Claiborne Mardre and now serves as Vice-President of the company alongside his father, Tom Mardre, President. Mr. Allen J. Inglesby is still an active part of the company serving as CEO. “I am humbled by receiving this award and truly believe being a family owned and operated business really allows us to treat all of our employees like family and it goes without saying, but we are forever thankful and grateful for those that serve our company as well as our country while serving in the military”, stated Clay Mardre. To learn more about I & M Industrials, Inc. visit their website at or to learn more about ESGR visit

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