Congressman Rodney Davis
Tours UCP Business Enterprises
L to R, Business Services Chair Brian McFadden, President/CEO Brenda Yarnell, Congressman Rodney Davis, Board Chair Lori Williams
On Thursday, April 9th UCPLL was pleased to host Congressman Rodney Davis for a tour of our Business Enterprises Building. He had the opportunity to stop and chat with customers while staff explained their role in helping each customer achieve success in job development. He also got a first hand look at Gone for Good operations while customers were working to sort and shred paper.
UCPLL opened the Enterprise Center in October 2014 to provide job training for students and adults with disabilities, and house Gone For Good, the secure document destruction company, which employs many individuals with disabilities and has many contracts with government and commercial businesses including Social Security, IRS and HSHS St. John’s Hospital to name a few. Additionally Gone for Good also offers personal paper purges at a competitive rate.
The Enterprise Center is also home to INK 186 and White Glove Cleaning Professionals. INK 186 is a partnership with Springfield School District 186 to provide job training as part of students with disabilities education program. INK 186 uses screen printing and sublimation to produces custom products for both personal and commercial use including t-shirts, totes, mugs and keychains. White Glove Cleaning Professionals is a full janitorial company providing employment to numerous individuals with disabilities across Central Illinois.
Chief of Business Services, Jenny Niebrugge and Transition Services Coordinator for District 186, David Brott showing Congressman Davis some of the Items made by INK 186.