Sheltered Workshop Plans Expansion

| January 27, 2013
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The Sheltered Workshop in Moberly is now under the umbrella of the nonprofit ICAN Foundation.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Interim Director Pollyann Nicholson:

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According to officials, this recent change means added growth and opportunity for the facility.  “We are all now one agency and for us that’s just a very wonderful thing,” said Nicholson,” We can help to expand, with equipment, and a number of other things.”

Progress will soon be visible at the workshop.  “We are preparing to install a hammer mill which was received through a grant,” From my understanding, it will do a lot of pellets and fire logs.  It has a lot of capabilities of compressing the wood and even more so than we’re able to do with the mulcher.”

The workshop has also been able to bring back previously laid-off-workers and now provide jobs for 43 certified employees, as well as a staff of 25.

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