• CI Federal Building

    AbilityOne is a Federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other significant disabilities find employment. The Program works within a national network of over 600 nonprofit agencies including Columbia Industries (CI). Each of these agencies provide goods and services to the United States government at a fair market price. The AbilityOne Program is the single largest provider of jobs for blind or disabled people in the United States.

    Through theAbilityOne program, Columbia Industries’ clients provide janitorial services and ground maintenance to the Richland Federal Building, and make cloth welding hoods for the U.S. Navy.

    Columbia Industries has been providing services to the Richland Federal Building for over 20 years. Clients clean 306,614 square feet of space inside the building, Outside, they maintain over 40,000 square feet of lawn and landscaping. In addition, CI clients are responsible for litter and snow removal for 365,000 square feet of  parking lot space. This AbilityOne contract employs 15 people with disabilities from our community on a full-time basis through Columbia Industries.

    The CI assembly center, also known as CI Solutions, produces an average of 130,000 cloth welding hoods to the Bremerton Shipyard. This AbilityOne contract provides jobs for an additional 20 employees with disabilities from our community.

    Columbia Industries, like AbilityOne, envisions a world where every person with significant disabilities is able to achieve their maximum employment potential. Through the AbilityOne program, provided by Columbia Industries, people with disabilities acquire skills and training, receive wages and benefits, and gain greater independence and quality of life. Columbia Industries is proud to provide these products and services to the United States government.

    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.

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