• 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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    We have such a GENEROUS community!!! NEXT WEEKEND, JULY 8-10 join us for SEE3SLAM!!! With over 150 teams participating, we'd like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to those who are making this first annual #SEE3SLAM an AMAZING community event!!! • Event mastermind and director, TC Sunrise Rotarian Terry Marie Fleischman and master of sales Rotarian Don Miksch • Thank you Joe Schiessl, Director of Parks & Facilities City of Richland Government for partnering with the Tri-Cities Sunrise Rotary Richland. We certainly hit the jackpot when we proposed our idea to Richland last December! They were on-board from day one and have been full-steam-ahead all the way. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner! The City gave us their A-team: an energetic, enthusiastic, excited, creative, inspiring, hardworking and just plain FUN team of quality individuals including: Shawn Harper and Chris Meredith, for Operations and Logistics. Justin Brown and Stan Johnson, Tournament program and bracketing; Sherry Gartside and Hollie Logan, assistance with event planning and communication • Spokane Hoopfest executive director Matt Santangelo for your guidance and sound counsel •Mark Michaelis and Mike Stokesbary, IntelliTect, Spokane Hoopfest registration design team who have designed the same for See3Slam. You two have been an incredible support and on-the-spot response team. • Coach Mike Brown and his team of assistant coaches for hosting the MBA3 Youth Academy and securing top quality professional refs from the Tri-Cities Sports Officials. • Tri-Cities Sunrise Rotary's entire club of over 80 members is volunteering or supporting this event in some manner with special thanks to Christy Rasmussen for coordinating the 200+ volunteer army from throughout the community. • Justin a Stripe Rite, Inc donated three reader boards that will be used to communicate the closure of George Washington Way during #See3Slam next weekend! • Stefenie Vigil from Gaslight Bar & Grill is providing certified servers at Saturday night beer garden as well as feed our volunteers alongside hospitality sponsor, Spencer Price at Jimmy John's. • Jeff Lembcke, Jared and Renee at FASTSIGNS for logo placement on backboard goals, court side banners and additional event signage. • City of Richland and TJ Bush for "body wash" cool down station. • Broadmoor RV for loan of two RVs to host the medical tent and event office HQ as well as use of their digital reader board. • Stephen Leckenby and Total Care Clinics for providing medical tent and professional staff to attend to the many athletes • John Inman and McCurley Integrity Subaru as title sponsor, provides 2016 Crosstrek for shoot out. • Rotarian Randy Wade, center court emcee and coach Mike and Rotarian Ernie Flowers for masterminding center court program • Ryan at Big Five provided substantial discount on high-visibility Nike Versa basketballs • Brian, Shelley, Scott and Bary at KAPP-KVEW Local News put us on the air again and again • Michael McDonnal and Cherry Creek Radio team for multiple radio interviews • Kerri Mathis Marvel and her talented team at Townsquare Media | Tri-Cities for all the audio you hear over the airwaves • Martin Villanueva at La Lay and Radio Exitos 93.7 FM for going way beyond to reach our Hispanic community • TJ Bush for loaning all TJ Bush car wash locations throughout the TriCities for event signage posted by Rotarians Daryl , Stan and Rich • Windermere Group One/Tri-Cities and Peak Mortgage Kennewick for sponsoring the MBA3 Youth Academy and t-shirts • Spencer at the new Jimmy John's contributed contest prizes and distributed #See3Slam ads with each meal served. • Emily Volland, Jim Hall and Nan Dominic at Kadlec for providing the cool down Time Out Tent and registration drawstring bags • Angela and Ian at Red Lion Hotel Richland Hanford House (our “check-in” location) • Amy & Bevon Davis at Flying Colors | 234hats.com for printing zillions of t-shirts • Troy Woody and his powerful Security Squad for regulation oversight at the Gaslight Beer Garden Dance Party! • David at Myla Goals in Lebanon, Indiana • Matt, Frankie and Jeff at Coca-Cola printed the big signs you see all over town, as well as provide the new Coke semi truck serving as scoreboard and filled with 6,000 bottles of donated water and coke products for vendor sale. • HAPO Community Credit Union advertised See3Slam on their HUGE digital sign at the corner of Clearwater and Columbia Center Boulevard. • Sara Nelson, Theresa Langevin Woehle, Herb Leonhard and Kevin Cole at Sara Nelson Design created the event branding. • The Richland Knights of Columbus took on the Beer Garden! • Dan Burns’ 3D Productions providing sound and light for See3Slam Tournament and Gaslight Beer Garden Dance Party! • Justin Stinson and Frontier Communications for internet drops at center stage, main stage and scoreboard central and use of their digital reader board • Dane Yancey and U.S. Cellular for multiple event hot spots. • Ryan Weld and Lupe Lopez and the Tire Factory, Richland (Ops and Logistics Sponsor) for balls, scissor lifts, traffic control, sani cans, and less glamorous but behind the scene necessities. • Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties volunteers managing the roving water sales and kids rodeo • Pasco Church of the Nazarene for folding chairs • Columbia Industries for tables and ice chests • And for the multiple others who have contributed or supported in some way who may have not been specifically identified here ... a special thank you to all for helping TC Sunrise Rotary and its City of Richland partner to create a new family-a fun tournament for the Tri Cities community that will hopefully grow to become a signature regional event in years to come. And none of this could have happened without our many Court sponsors and fund a goal contributors: Abadan Ben Franklin Transit Center Vision Clinic Desert Food Mart/Cougar Cafe Dura-Shine Clean - Commercial and Residential Cleaning Services FASTSIGNS Garrison's Home Appliance Center Heaston and Thompson Vision Clinic Joe Peterson Insurance Johnson & Orr Law Firm Kennewick Vision Care Les Schwab Tire Centers Megan Phillips John Pat Kenny Insurance Safeguard Eastern Washington State Farm Insurance Sylvan Learning - Tri-Cities Washington TJ Bush Car Wash Total Care Clinics Tri City Auto Sales LLC West Coast Auto Dealers Kennewick Bingo Boulevard Hop Jack's "A Neighborhood Gathering Place" Windermere Group One/Tri-Cities Peak Mortgage Kennewick Frontier Communications Jimmy John's Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities Kadlec Global Credit Union

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    MSA was recognized as a Business Partner of the Year by Columbia Industries! Thank you to our core team and the CI Shred employees (pictured here with MSA President Bill Johnson) who make it all happen!

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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.