• Columbia Industries

    Columbia Industries, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, focuses on developing the work skills of people with disabilities. Building on their “unique abilities”, we provide vocational training that will lead to community employment.
    A client is a person with “unique abilities” learning valuable work skills.
    For more than 50 years, Columbia Industries has focused on developing the employment skills of people with disabilities, our clients. As a non-profit organization, we rely on contributions of time, dollars, or donations to help our very special clients learn valuable job skills in preparation for jobs in our community. CI is lead by a capable staff, and governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.
    Columbia Industries helps people with disabilities and other barriers to employment achieve their highest employment potential. This allows them to achieve self-sufficiency and contribute to the productivity of our community.

  • CI Community Center

     

     

     

     

    Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 22 at 11:30am at 900 S. Dayton Street, Building B in Kennewick.

    CI Community Center—the newest of the Columbia Industries family of services—is a safe, creative, and supervised place for people with disabilities to find social connection, life enrichment, and community integration.

    People with disabilities have limited options for making friends and enjoying social activities. CI Community Center seeks to change that by creating a space where people can gather, learn new skills, exercise, participate in activities, and even go fishing or out for ice cream together.

    In order to use the Community Center, prospective users must complete and turn in an application. You may download the application in [English] or in [Spanish.]

    To learn more, contact the Community Center Manager at (509) 582-4142, ext. 119 or see our CI Community Center page.

     

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    Columbia Industries Purchases Records Management Services, Inc. 

    Kennewick, WA – Columbia Industries (CI), a local non-profit organization, announced the acquisition of Records Management Services, Inc. (RMS, Inc.), a local company specializing in records storage and management on July 17, 2013. The combined companies of CI Shred and RMS, Inc. will join the Columbia Industries family of services under the new name, “CI Information Management.”

    “The addition of record storage and management capabilities dovetails nicely with our existing document destruction business, CI Shred,” said President/CEO, Rich Foeppel. “We now have the ability to provide full service information management to our customers, with the added benefit of potentially creating new client opportunities with Columbia Industries.” To learn more about our new Records Management services, click here.

    Founded in 1963, Columbia Industries is a non-profit organization whose focus is totrain and employ people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. CI serves hundreds of individuals each year, while providing a diverse array of products and services.

     

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    Your community retail thrift store features gently used and new merchandise. Sales in the store support our focus of providing training programs for people with disabilities. MORE

     

     

    ci_solutions_logoCI Solutions provides support for virtually any type of business. Our clients want to help your company succeed! Our clients work in restaurants, floral shops, grocery stores, fitness clubs and other types of business found througout the Tri-Cities. MORE

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    THANK YOU! The Sheet Metal Apprenticeship program for Local 55 of the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association selected Columbia Industries for their service project this year. They installed a stairway in our Information Management records facility to help us meet requirements. Meet the 4th year class with Training Coordinator, Ken Cox and Lead Instructor, Jim Smith. ... See MoreSee Less

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Columbia Industries, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, focuses on developing the work skills of people with disabilities. Building on their “unique abilities”, we provide vocational training that will lead to community employment. A client is a person with “unique abilities” learning valuable work skills. Columbia Industries helps people with disabilities and other barriers to employment achieve their highest employment potential. This allows them to achieve self-sufficiency and contribute to the productivity of our community. We operate CI Shred, CI Solutions, Shop CI, CI Employment Services, and CI Student Staffing to support our clients.