• 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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    Did you know the Mid-Columbia Duck Race is in its 28th year, and has raised more than $2 million for charity? Our local Rotary clubs partner with area businesses and help more than 50 charities each year, including Columbia Industries.

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    Three Rivers Community Foundation will be celebrating success stories and raising funds to continue their impact on our community.

    Hope to see you there for a delicious buffet dinner, short presentation by Sebastian "Zebbie" Castilleja, the Washington State Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year, and fabulous music from Tuck Foster and the Mossrites.
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    Clams & Blues on the Columbia

    September 9, 2016, 5:30pm - September 10, 2016, 12:00am

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    Join us for the 4th annual Clams & Blues on the Columbia event as we celebrate success stories and raise funds to continue our impact in the community. This outdoor event includes a delicious buffet dinner including clams, salmon, roasted red potatoes, fresh corn on the cob, cole slaw and homemade fruit cobbler and ice cream. There will be a short program featuring Sebastian "Zebbie" Castilleja, an inspiring young man who was recently selected the Washington State Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year. There will be mystery wine and 50/50 raffles, and the evening will be topped off with fabulous music from the Inland Empire Blues Society's award winnng Tuck Foster and the Mossrites for listening and dancing! Click on the "Sign Me Up!" button on our homepage to make your reservation!

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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.