Goodwill to honor EHOB with 2010 Employment Connections Award

EHOB, Inc., a manufacturer of pressure ulcer prevention products known the world over as WAFFLE® brand products, will be honored May 19 with Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana’s Employment Connections Award. This award honors employers that have demonstrated outstanding concern for persons who have barriers to employment and have taken action to provide employment assistance through Goodwill. In 2008, EHOB contracted with Goodwill Commercial Services to provide outsourcing services. The partnership allows EHOB to cost-effectively meet its increasing demand while increasing jobs for people with disabilities and limited vocational options at Goodwill. Today, more than 15 people with a variety of barriers have jobs, 80 ex-offenders have gained enough work experience to transition to other jobs, and four people have become permanent, full-time employees. “EHOB has proven to be just a great partnership,” said Jim Siller, plant manager, Commercial Services. “It goes beyond more than just financial. They understand Goodwill employees and the importance of providing work opportunities.” Scott Rogers, President and Chief Operating Officer, EHOB, says he values the quality, service, training, communication and passion he has experienced working with Goodwill. “The commitment we’ve had with Goodwill for the last year and a half has worked very, very well. Hopefully, maybe it’s a step for a lot of other companies that can extend and look at Goodwill to do these kinds of services,” he says. “Partnering with a good brand name like Goodwill bodes well for us when we go to market.”  

EHOB will receive the award at this year’s Celebration of Achievement Awards Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19, at The Westin in downtown Indianapolis.

 Goodwill Commercial Services provides quality, reliable, on-time outsourcing services to assist local, national and international companies with their production and assembly needs and is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards. Commercial Services also provides employment opportunities and work experience for people with disabilities and others who have limited vocational opportunities. For more information about Commercial Services, visit www.goodwillbusiness.org or call (877) 277-3625.