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Two Western Pennsylvania District mechanics join Million Mile Club

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From left, VMF mechanics Randy Kowach and John Chuly wear the jackets and hold the plaques they received as Million Mile Club members.

Penn Hills, PA, Vehicle Maintenance Facility (VMF) mechanics Randy Kowach and John Chuly were recently inducted into the Million Mile Club, becoming Western Pennsylvania District’s first mechanics to achieve the honor.

The National Safety Council awards membership in the club to professional drivers who’ve logged 30 years or 1 million miles without causing an accident. Most of the 7,100 Postal Service employees in the club are letter and rural carriers.

As VMF mechanics, Kowach and Chuly tow or shuttle vehicles dozens of miles daily.

“We take our jobs very seriously because we know what we do helps keep the mail moving,” Chuly said.

Both mechanics received jackets and plaques during the induction ceremony.

“An award like this reminds you of how you make a difference every day for the service,” Kowach said.

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