What We Do in Louisiana
PRIDE At Fort Polk
Since June 2009, PRIDE Industries has been providing base wide facilities services at Fort Polk. PRIDE has nearly 200 employees on a Directorate of Public Works contract, proudly supporting this critical Army installation spanning more than 100,000 acres. Fort Polk is home of the Joint Readiness Training Center where troops focus on improving their readiness in highly realistic settings designed to duplicate conditions they will find in the field.
PRIDE’s contract at Fort Polk was facilitated by NISH, one of two national, nonprofit agencies designated by the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled to support nonprofit agencies that participate in the AbilityOne Program. AbilityOne is a public-private partnership established by Congress through which the federal government uses its acquisition policies to support employment of people who are blind or have other severe disabilities.
As a proven government contractor and nationally recognized non-profit organization, PRIDE is proud to be a part of the AbilityOne Program, creating jobs for people with disabilities including our nation’s veterans. Fort Polk has served as a key military training center since the 1940’s with plans to double the size of its training area. We’re honored to support the troops stationed here.
PRIDE's work at Ft. Polk includes:
- Building and structures maintenance
- Utility systems operation and maintenance
- Dining facility equipment maintenance
- Grounds maintenance
- Surfaced area maintenance
- Pest control
- Self-help/U-DO-IT Services
PRIDE in New Orleans
Beginning in 2008, PRIDE contracted with the General Services Administration for custodial services at three federal buildings here in New Orleans: The F Edward Hebert Federal Building, the JM Wisdom US Court of Appeals, and the Hale Boggs Federal Building. PRIDE employs more than 50 individuals to keep these buildings shining.