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In an Unprecedented Move, Hughes Petroleum Closes Full Chain of Gas Stations at 2:00PM Sunday to Recognize Their Employees

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/14 -- Editors Note: There is one photo associated with this press release.

For the first time in Hughes Petroleum 58 year history they will close their doors Sunday afternoon at all locations to reward and recognize their staff and families with a big event. The stores will be reopening Monday at 7:00am with business as usual.

Launching the next phase of Hughes' ongoing efforts to become a top Alberta employer, Hughes today announced the historic staff event Sunday will involve closing all locations at 2;00PM and hosting an event to recognize all of their staff including some 35-year+ veterans with a large party and fantastic prizes such as trips and big screen TVs.

"Hughes understands by transforming the employee experience it significantly improves customer service, not only is it a nice thing to do bringing employees and their families together it is also good business." says Debby Carreau CEO and Founder of Inspired HR.

"Our unprecedented level of commitment to and investment in our people will provide them with a great work experience and enrich other parts of their lives as well," said O'Ryan Hughes, Hughes President. "We believe that this is a serious commitment to our staff and their families because we recognize the importance of a healthy workplace culture and how peer relationships and families can play an integral part in that."

The Employee Recognition Day will provide a renewed focus on Hughes culture that will help recognize and reinforce the efficient and friendly service experience of every customer. As a result, all team members will be better prepared to share their passion, skills and knowledge with each of our customers.

Hughes' unique Employee Recognition Day signals the company's focus on transforming the employee culture and rewarding the employees demonstrating Hughes' culture goals. The goals include things like exceeding customer expectations, listening, valuing diversity and teamwork. Hughes hopes any customers inconvenienced by the early closures will see this as an investment that will have long-term benefits.

"Thank you to our wonderful customers who understand the importance of closing the stores to give our employees a day together to celebrate with their teams and families." said O'Ryan Hughes.

About Hughes

Established in 1956, Hughes Petroleum Ltd. is an Edmonton, Alberta based retail and wholesale fuel distributor operating the Hughes brand of Gas Stations and Car Washes.

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