Milverton employer is recognized as a Living Wage Employer

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A Milverton employer is being recognized by the Perth-Huron United Way as a Living Wage Employer.

Boshart Industries has been officially designated in the United Way’s Champion category.

“By becoming a Certified Living Wage Employer, Boshart Industries is showing genuine leadership in their industry and a real commitment to their team and to United Way’s philosophy of building a stronger community,” added United Way Perth-Huron Executive Director Ryan Erb. “One in two households in Perth-Huron earn less than a Living Wage. The Living Wage movement is an opportunity for employees to have a higher quality of life and employers to get a more committed, skilled and happy workforce. Boshart Industries is a community leader by joining the Living Wage movement.”

The Living Wage, as listed by the United Way, is $17.55 per hour in Huron and Perth.

Everyday expenses are included in the calculation, such as food, housing, utilities, childcare and transportation and is based on a family of four with two adults working full-time for 35 hours a week.

Established in 1955, Boshart is a Master Distributer of PVF supporting plumbing, water well, industrial, HVAC, waterworks, irrigation and pool & spa industries.

“Boshart Industries is proud to be a Certified Living Wage Employer,” said Melanie Higgins, Senior VP of Human Resources at Boshart Industries. “We care about our employees and recognize that paying a living wage represents a critical investment in the long-term wellness of our employees by fostering a committed, qualified and healthy workforce.”