• 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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    Friends of CI Community Center support programing at the center throughout the year in many different ways; from volunteering to cash and in-kind donations. Notable friends this year include AgReserves, Inc., Kristen Troyer, Steve Osborne, and Teresa Murphy.

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    This week, the Partner for Success Assistance Fund Sponsors were recognized at Columbia Industries' 52nd Annual Meeting. Bronze Level Sponsors included Richard Cummins, Eric & Laurie Martuscelli, CH2M Hill, CTC Construction, Gary & Pat Franz, Northwest CPA group, Rich Foeppel, and Washington Closure Hanford.

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    This week, the Partner for Success Assistance Fund Sponsors were recognized at Columbia Industries' 52nd Annual Meeting. Silver Level Sponsors included Apollo Mechanical Contractors, Bill Gay, the CI Board of Directors, CO-Energy, Columbia Center Rotary, Community First Bank, and Frank & Beverly Aiello.

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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, CI Employment Services, and CI Student Staffing to support our clients.