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