F.T. and Anna C. Manley Trust Provide Funding for The Rehabilitation Center’s Social Enterprise to Upgrade Woodshop Equipment

October 25, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OLEAN, NY

Intandem Solutions, the social enterprise division of The ReHabilitaton Center completed upgrades to its wood products manufacturing area, thanks to a $12,744 grant from the F.T. and Anna C. Manley Trust.

“This contribution provided significant upgrades to the Agency’s production equipment, enhancing safety, efficiency, and capacity for many years to come,” wrote Diana Enders, Director of Industrial Operations in the grant application.

The agency was notified of the award in August, when Ron Sutton, Senior VP & Trust Officer at Keybank delivered the check.

The grant allowed the agency to purchase replacement equipment, including saws, a dust collection system, power feeder and strapping machine, some of which had been in operation nearly twenty years.

The installation work was done in house by the agency’s maintenance department, including the construction of a table to efficiently feed the strapping machine.

Intandem Solutions operates multiple business units, including the commercial woodshop, a commercial cleaning business and an order-fulfillment and supply-chain support service that focuses on assembly, processing, packaging, and order fulfillment.

The wood shop provides jobs for five people and produce and package basic wood products that are sold to area businesses and individuals.  Among the most popular items are wooden stakes used in vegetable gardening and farming, as well as with many area snowmobile clubs.

“This grant allowed us to reinvest in this business. The new equipment will provide increased production, additional jobs, and significantly decrease down time,” said Enders.

By investing in the ReHabilitation Center’s social enterprise business model this year, the F. T. and Anna C. Manley Memorial Trust is supporting dozens of workers with disabilities who take great pride in their ability to contribute to the local economy.  The revenue generated by Intandem Solutions make an important contribution to assuring a full array of services remain available for the hundreds of individuals served by the Rehabilitation Center  each day.

To learn more about Intandem Solutions, please visit our website at www.intandem.org


Rehab Center to Hold Open Interview Day 10/29

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:               Elena Bombardier, Director of Development

716-375-4747, ext. 562; ebombardier@rehabcenter.org

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Olean, NY —- ReHab Center to hold Open Interview Day at JCC

The ReHab Center will hold an Open Interview Day, which will include on-site job interviews, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, October 29th at the JCC Olean Campus, in the community Room 124.

The Rehab Center is one of the largest employers in Olean which supports more than 900 people with developmental disabilities and behavioral health issues. They currently have openings for full and part-time direct support professionals in addition to others.

All positions at the ReHab Center, which is an equal opportunity employer, offer opportunities for growth and advancement.

Information is available at www.rehabcenter.org/careers or by contacting Diane Clark at 716-375-4747, ext. 620.