Missouri House member working to ensure support for sheltered workshops

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MO House Panel Approves Resolution Supporting Sheltered Workshops

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SWI is on the front lines of legislative action

JW Gibbs, SWI general manager (second from left, back) recently visited legislators in Jefferson City. Others with Gibbs are Brian Hogan, Tracy Gritsenko, Rory Rowland and his son JP Rowland, and Bruce Young.

Karen Bearfield joins SWI as HR officer.

SPRINGFIELD – Karen Bearfield is now the human resources specialist at SWI. She is an accredited human resources professional and earned the bachelor’s from Drury University. Her experience includes work in the health care industry and other for profit entities. SWI (Springfield Workshop) provides dignified and meaningful employment to more than 200 individuals with varying […]

SWI is now part of the Congressional Record

SPRINGFIELD, MO – SWI Industrial solutions was recognized recently for its 50 years of providing a quality workforce to area industries, while supporting individuals with developmental disabilities. Representative Billy Long took to the US House of Representatives floor on Nov. 30 saying, “SWI Industrial Solutions has directly impacted the local economy in a positive way […]

SWI receives manufacturing award

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Missouri Association of Manufacturers honors SWI Industrial with its Founder’s Award, recognizing 50 years of business. The award will be presented Sept. 28 in St. Louis at the MAM summit, trade show and job fair. SWI is a non profit providing more than 200 individuals with disabilities meaningful and dignified work, while […]

Please Save the Date for the 2016 EmployAbility Summit!

Please join us for the second annual EmployAbility Summit & Luncheon, where industry experts will provide insight with successful programs that encourage the hiring of people with a disability. Thursday, October 20, 2016 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Check-in and Networking 10 – 10:30 a.m. The Old Glass Place (521 E. St. Louis St., Springfield, […]

Benefits fair highlights supports for SWI employees with disabilities

SPRINGFIELD – SWI will sponsor a benefits fair from 5:30 – 8 pm, Thursday, Sept 15, for employees, parents, guardians and support people. Held at the SWI facility on West Bennett, this fair will allow multiple organizations from the Springfield area to share information about social, development and vocational programs for individuals with disabilities. Presently […]

Board officers and new members

SPRINGFIELD — Gary Bishop, attorney, Mann Walter Law Firm, is the new chairman of the board of directors at SWI (Springfield Workshop). Vice chair is Tracy Watkins, SVP commercial loan officer, Southern Bank , and secretary is Jana Wolfe, parent and community volunteer. Other new board members are: John Foley, retired executive; Joe Johnson, attorney, […]

Lisa McAninch is new accounting assistant at SWI

Lisa McAninch has been named accounting assistant at SWI (Springfield Workshop), effective immediately. McAninch earned the bachelor of applied science accounting at Everest College. She has more than 20 years experience in accounting at Harmony House, CNTA and D&L Bookkeeping/Dryer’s Shoes, Inc. What does she like about accounting? “It’s black and white, you usually get […]