• About Us

    Our Clients

    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.

    Our Mission

    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.

    Our Vision

    CI’s vision is a community where individuals who desire to work, are provided the training, education and employment opportunities to achieve their goal.  Work is the best social program, and CI is the proven provider for individuals with unique challenges.  Through positive community partnerships, CI demonstrates success in training, job development and employment of individuals with barriers to employment.

    A Brief History

    Columbia Industries started helping people in 1963 as United Cerebral Palsy Association of Benton and Franklin Counties. The purpose for forming the non-profit agency was clear: to promote the general welfare of persons with cerebral palsy and other handicaps.

    Today, our goals are similar, as we focus on helping as many people with disabilities as we can. The slogan that appears in our logo, “Your Partner for Success!” was chosen to reflect our commitment to successful partnerships with our clients, our community, our board members, our staff, our donors – everyone who plays a part in our organization.

    In 1981, we adopted the name Columbia Industries to reflect our growth over the previous 18 years. Today we serve hundreds of people each year. Our dedicated staff works with our clients to provide a diverse array of products and services for the community.

    CI Support

    CI Support, LLC, doing business as CI Shred and CI Information Management, is a for-profit subsidiary, wholly owned by Columbia Industries. Profits generated from the LLC benefit the Columbia Industries mission.

    For more information about how Columbia Industries benefits our community, email info@ColumbiaIndustries.com

    Columbia Industries, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, 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 Stories

    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, … Continued

    Columbia Industries Celebrates 50 Years of “Partnering for Success”

    This year Columbia Industries (CI) celebrates our Golden Anniversary! Since 1963, our organization has been committed to helping people with disabilities and other barriers to employment achieve their highest employment potential. We're taking this opportunity to highlight our many community partners. Over the … Continued

    Thinking of Hiring?

    Local businesses can hire valuable, quality employees with disabilities through CI Employment Services. You’ll feel great about providing them with a job where they can use their unique skills—and contribute positively to your company’s bottom line. For more information, give … Continued