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Sunny Bunny Garden opens for business!

Thank you Abilities First, Oakstar Bank, Davis Property’s, Clever High School FFA, Heffernan Insurance, Half a Hill Center for making this possible! The program is called Sunny Bunny Garden a division of SWI Industrial Solutions (Springfield Workshop). Thursday we will be at Oakstar Bank National and Division. We started working on the garden in March […]


KY3 Anchor Steve Grant shares his story about volunteering with the Springfield Workshop Foundation. Full story can be found here: https://www.volunteerozarks.com/stories/volunteers/volunteer-ozarks-psa-steves-story/

New Leadership roles for two local non profits

Dave Dunn is the general manager at SWI Industrial Solutions (SWI).Valerie Gustin is now executive director of Springfield Workshop Foundation. The two nonprofits work together to support individuals with disabilities. Dunn was executive director of Springfield Workshop Foundation for seven years. “His attention to promoting SWI, fundraising, securing sponsorships and keeping the mission of SWI […]

SWI staff remain current in first aid.

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Elizabeth Mills, staff accountant, renews her first aid training as part of SWI’s goal to provide a safe working environment. SWI supports some 200 individuals with a variety of disabilities with meaningful and dignified work. David Dunn, interim general manager at SWI, says, “Keeping our workplace safe is an important part of […]

Experienced cook joins the SWI team

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Latrice Croom is the new cook at SWI. She not only will ensure that SWI employees enjoy a nutritious lunch, she will demonstrate menu planning and how to prepare substantive meals at home. Croom has extensive background in cooking in residential and nursing facilities. David Dunn, interim general manager at SWI, says, […]

Sunny Bunny beats all previous records

SPRINGFIELD, MO — The final numbers are in: Sunny Bunny Easter Eggs produced some 12 million eggs this year, five percent increase over previous years, says David Dunn, interim general manager at SWI. “We took only a short break and now the employees are already preparing for Easter 2018.” Mike Guenther, who coordinates Sunny Bunny […]

Sunny Bunny Easter eggs featured on local news

Read both stories here: http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Local-company-works-to-spread-joy-this-Easter-while-creating-jobs-for-people-with-disabilities-416329743.html http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/easter-egg-project-brings-purpose-to-work-for-disabled-employees/676858512

House bill supporting sheltered workshop passes

Jefferson City — The Missouri Association of Sheltered Workshop Managers (MASWM) announces that HCR 28 passed with an overwhelming majority of 152 to 1 vote on the House Floor yesterday. HCR 28 was sponsored by Representative Rory Rowland from Independence. HCR 28 reaffirms the Missouri Legislatures full support for choice of employment for the 6300+ […]

Sunny Bunny Easter Eggs are sold in Hy-Vee and Harter House

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Sunny Bunny Easter Eggs , the ancillary business at SWI (formerly known as Springfield Workshop) are now available in Springfield’s Hy-Vee and Harter House on Eastgate. JW Gibbs, general manager of SWI Industrial says this is the first time Sunny Bunny Easter Eggs have been available in retail stores in this area. […]