There are many companies that choose Goodwill for their outsourcing needs, but one company in particular shines through. The Industrial Services recognizes Clearsonic, Inc. as one of Goodwill’s strongest Business Partners. Clearsonic has utilized Goodwill’s industrial sewing division for their product since May 2002 and continual growth of their international business has increased the flow of business they have been able to provide to Goodwill. Owners Brian and Karen Smith put their trust in Goodwill and its participants to do a quality job. It is faith like this that enables Goodwill to offer our participants a chance to learn and grow to obtain the skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Goodwill appreciates the commitment of Brian and Karen Smith to our mission and services.
Cardinal Rubber Co.
The Contract Services Division is committed to customer service, quality products, cost savings and timely production turn-around. These values help Goodwill maintain such contracts as the one it has with the Cardinal Rubber Co. Cardinal Rubber has been a steady and loyal customer since May of 2006. Cardinal Rubber is a family owned business since 1946. Tom and his sister Diane are the third generation of the Schnee Family to own Cardinal Rubber. Cardinal Rubber custom mixes and manufactures molded rubber products. Goodwill trims the rubber flashing off of five different bumper guards. These bumper guards go into forklifts. As a result, the revenue earned is used to support the mission of helping individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.
Automated Packaging is a manufacturer of packaging machinery and turnkey systems, based in Cleveland with three Ohio manufacturing plants. This nearly 50-year-old company has been a loyal Goodwill customer since 2004, and it has more than 25,000 packaging systems in operation across the nation. Goodwill sews made-to-order mesh “hopper” bags that collect the final product for the packaging equipment the company produces, thereby streamlining the manufacturing process. As a result, the revenue earned is used to support Goodwill’s mission of helping individuals prepare for, find and retain employment.
When you hear the term “contract services,” it is hard to consider all the possibilities that are covered by it. However, it is Goodwill’s fortunate that Unisource pondered the possibilities when they learned about our services through a Medina Chamber of Commerce member. Unisource is a leading independent, North American, marketer and distributor of commercial printing and business imaging paper, and a distributor of commercial printing and business imaging papers, packaging systems, and facility supplies. Yet, this large company, with complex operations, found ways to partner with Goodwill on a local basis, starting in 2005. That partnership has grown over the years and continues today. Its relationship with Goodwill is instrumental in helping us complete our mission.