Local Manufacturers Partner with Vocational Solutions

May 16, 2013

Vocational Solutions of Henderson County is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing career and life skills training to adults with disabilities or other vocational barriers in a supportive environment.  They pursue this goal by partnering with local businesses in the community to provide a host of outsourcing services.  The work generated by local firms provides invaluable training opportunities and jobs for individuals working to overcome developmental disabilities, while saving time, lowering costs and providing high quality results to area manufacturers.  Vocational Solutions has worked with AGI Shorewood, Borg Warner, Coats North America, GE Lighting Solutions and SELEE among others.

Upon assuming the Plant Manager position with GE Lighting Solutions, Patrick Peterson immediately recognized the opportunity to support Vocational Solutions while meeting their needs as a company.  Working with Allen Combs, Executive Director of Vocational Solutions, GE identified several projects outside of the company’s primary manufacturing responsibilities, but jobs that could prove useful for individuals training to overcome disabilities.  Peterson said, “I am well pleased with how quickly Vocational Solutions was able to transition this work.  The end result is a more economical part for our customers and better inventory management for GE.”

Vocational Solutions offers a range of flexible outsourcing services including:

  • Kitting
  • Assembly and packaging
  • Shrink wrapping
  • Collation, rework and repacking
  • Sorting and inspection
  • Fulfillment

To fulfill work orders and to provide an ideal working environment for clients, Vocational Solutions operates a 45,000 square foot facility complete with clean room capabilities, delivery services and a trained staff, capable of facilitating work orders in an efficient manner.  If your business has interest in exploring a partnership with Vocational Solutions, please contact Allen Combs at (828) 696-0361 or at [email protected].