In 2014, PRIDE Industries began providing grounds landscape support services to Fort Campbell, a U.S. Army Installation located on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. When we began, we were one of three contracted service providers. However, in time, Fort Campbell asked us to step in and take over all of the facility’s landscaping needs. In doing so, not only have we provided excellent service, we have also helped Fort Campbell increase its commitment to inclusion through the employment of people with disabilities—all while saving time and money.
Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division, whose soldiers played a key role in the Gulf War. Equipped with over 1,500 acres of improved and semi-improved grounds, the fort’s needs include landscape installations, pest management, mowing, trimming, edging, vegetation control, mulching, aerating, fertilizing, seeding, and parking lot maintenance. Additionally, in keeping with the federal government’s commitment to hire people with disabilities, Fort Campbell wanted the benefits of this workforce—including their statistically-demonstrated high retention rates and low turnover. Finally, Fort Campbell wanted one reliable contractor, rather than three.
Since 2014, PRIDE Industries has provided all management, supervision, labor, equipment, vehicles, and materials to maintain 105,000 acres of grounds on Fort Campbell—including the Kentucky cantonment area and parade grounds.