For nearly 75 years, Goodwill Commercial Services has provided advanced manufacturing, assembly, and packaging services to leading companies. Goodwill Commercial Services operates under ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 Quality Management Systems utilizing lean principles, cutting-edge inventory management, quality control, and engineering capabilities to support customers.
In 1989, upon graduating from high school, Shawn Basore joined Goodwill’s Commercial Services division. He had no work history or job skills and participated in Goodwill’s Work Experience Program, which provided job training and employment services to persons with disabilities, preparing them for successful employment.
Indiana University’s Public Policy Institute (PPI) estimates that the new medical device manufacturing facility at 38th and Sheridan in Indianapolis, built in partnership with Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana and Cook Medical, will have an estimated economic impact of $25.9 million.
Every day, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana empowers thousands of Hoosiers with
health, education and employment opportunities. For example, over 7,000 people have
graduated from our high schools since 2009. But this life-changing work simply would not be
possible without the support and collaboration of community partners.
Did you know that Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Commercial Services division holds a partnership with AbilityOne, a federal program that is one of the largest sources for employment for people who are blind or have significant disabilities? Goodwill Commercial Services is one of the approximately 500 nonprofit organizations that employ individuals with barriers to employment, such as disabilities, and provides quality services to the Federal Government at a fair market price.
In honor of Veterans Day, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana would like to highlight Brian Reynolds, an Army National Guard veteran and Goodwill Commercial Services team member who currently works at the Harrison Village Commissary through the Goodwill Commercial Services AbilityOne program.
As we continue to feature the achievements, stories, and personalities of some of Goodwill’s finest employees, we wanted to highlight John Wessel, a leader working at the Birch Bayh Federal Building and United States Courthouse, a Goodwill AbilityOne contract site.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is an annual awareness campaign led by the U.S. Department of Labor. Created in 1988, NDEAM is celebrated throughout the month of October to recognize people throughout our nation who are living and working with disabilities.
Recent graduate Brielle Miles took new steps to grow her career this summer through Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s internship program. Brielle worked as an Employee and Development Training Department (EDAT) intern under her supervisor Justin DeGuzman, with Goodwill’s Commercial Services division.
Rocky Nolen is a Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana employee who currently works as part of the janitorial team at the Army Reserves on 96th street in Indianapolis. As a member of the Indiana Army Reserves from 1978-1986, this role is perfect for him. Rocky has overcome several obstacles since the start of his journey with Goodwill, including drug addiction, experiencing homelessness and hospitalization due to a coma. Today though, Rocky is able to support a healthy, beautiful family thanks to his drive to overcome life’s challenges and a training program he learned about in 2005.