ROSEVILLE – PRIDE Industries, a leading employer of people with disabilities, was recently awarded the 2010 Employer of the Year Award by United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), a leading service provider and advocate for children and adults with disabilities. The award recognizes a business or voluntary agency that has made an outstanding contribution to employing people with physical disabilities or has provided training programs leading to employment and created a better working environment for people with disabilities. The award was presented Friday, May 21, 2010, at the Awards for Excellence dinner and presentation during the UCP Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill.
For more than 40 years, PRIDE Industries has been creating jobs for people with disabilities in its own businesses or by partnering with others in the community. Meeting the manufacturing, supply chain and facilities services needs of business and government agencies nationwide, PRIDE creates meaningful work for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. PRIDE’s unique person-centered approach to training, developing, supporting and promoting people with disabilities results in jobs for persons with significant barriers to employment.
Each year during the Awards for Excellence at the UCP Annual Conference, UCP honors UCP affiliates, individuals and companies whose exceptional activities, achievements and dedication exemplify the UCP mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. PRIDE Industries was nominated for the Employer of the Year Award by UCP of Greater Sacramento.
“While PRIDE is headquartered in northern California, the organization’s reach is rapidly expanding across the country,” said Jeff Einhorn, Chairman of the Board of the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Sacramento’s Foundation. “We are thrilled that PRIDE’s good work has been recognized by UCP on a national level and hope this recognition leads to increased opportunities and positive change for people with disabilities nationwide.”
“We are truly honored to be recognized by UCP for our mission to create jobs for people with disabilities, and the culture of support we are committed to – for our employees, our customers, and our community,” said Michael Ziegler, President/CEO of PRIDE Industries.
About PRIDE Industries:
PRIDE Industries is a not-for-profit organization providing a variety of business solutions to meet the manufacturing and service needs of public and private organizations nationwide. PRIDE is dedicated to creating jobs for people with disabilities, currently operating in nine states and the nation’s capital.
About United Cerebral Palsy:
Founded over 60 years ago by parents of children with cerebral palsy, today United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a leading service provider and advocate for children and adults with disabilities. The UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network. This includes approximately 100 local service providers reaching over 176,000 individuals daily in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, and Australia. The national office in Washington DC advocates on behalf of individuals with disabilities; advances federal disability public policy (Disability Policy Collaboration); and develops forward-thinking programs like Life Without Limits and My Child Without Limits. For more information, please visit www.UCP.org.
PRIDE Industries is a social enterprise delivering business excellence to public and private organizations nationwide.