FSC Lighting was recognized on October 2, 2014 at the CDSA (California Disability Services Association) Inland Empire Caucus Community Partnership Appreciation Dinner held at the Red Hill Country Club for their partnership with Pomona Valley Workshop. PVW is an organization committed to assisting adults with disabilities reach their vocational and socialization skill potential so they can achieve their highest level of employment and community integration.
“Our partnership with PVW is helping FSC achieve its goal of having 20% of its workforce be developmentally disabled. The relationship is good for PVW staff, FSC and the community. Our PVW staff benefits as do FSC direct employees. We’re proud to have the PVW team working alongside us every day” says FSC President John Watkins.
Pomona Valley Workshop’s success is due to the on-going dedication of their workforce and the business partnerships they have developed within their community. As the employment program’s customer base increases, so does the skill of their workforce.
“It’s amazing to see how much attention the staff pays to every detail and the incredible job they do with each project they are assigned,” says FSC General Manager Janet Johansen. “Our PVW teammates have consistently outperformed the temporary employees that we have used in the past. They are a core part of the FSC Lighting’s operational success that we intend to continuously expand upon.”
Every PVW production line has a coach assisting as supervisors ensuring no detail is overlooked. FSC Lighting was so pleased with PVW’s work ethic and production rates that it expanded its program to 8 people from the original 4 person team.. FSC Lighting has been working with PVW since November of 2013 and is looking forward to many years of continued growth with the program.