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Working together

Friday, June 27, 2003

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Chamber of Commerce President Rob Moore, Emma and Merrill Thompson who gave a private donation to assist support software and C.A.R.S. Board President Mark Nolin cut the ribbon on the new C.A.R.S. Custom Embroidery Division during the special media preview Thursday afternoon.

The Clay County Learning Center held the grand opening of their newest addition, the Child-Adult Resource Services, Inc. Custom Embroidery Division. The new addition will provide custom embroidery for Western Indiana while creating employment opportunities for disabled individuals.

Triumph Industries, the Industrial Business Division of C.A.R.S. was founded to furnish work experience to persons with disabilities who attend centers in Rockville, Attica, and Brazil. The division was set up six years after an initial grant was passed by the General Assembly to build the centers.

C.A.R.S. is run like a conventional business with typical rules and regulations and allows model workers and disabled persons to work side by side to manage a business that is successful and can compete with other businesses offering similar services.

C.A.R.S. is a not-for-profit agency that has been furnishing support services including education, work, residential, medical and rehabilitation needs for all age groups since 1969. The service area currently includes 11 counties and over 21 support programs.

The Custom Embroidery Division uses state-of-the-art technology including the capability to digitize and edit custom logos, create custom logos or use one of 19,000 computerized digitized logos that are on hand. Training to create high-quality products is offered. The end result is a monumental business obligation for C.A.R.S. and its customers. Top quality thread, backing solvy toppings and exact hooping standards are used to create the products. Products include sports and corporate apparel, caps, children's clothing, pet beds, bags, dog toys, fleece beds, and custom embroidering to name a few.

Executive Director of C.A.R.S. Basil Weinman said, "We hope this is one step toward becoming a competitive business."



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