Welcome to the MASWM/MESA January 2018 Newsletter

Don't Miss the MASWM Annual Legislative Meetng Jan. 29-31

There's a lot going to happen in Jefferson City this month and managers from throughout Missouri will be there. Read More.

Missouri Workshops Are a Major Option for Many Missourians

Despite rumors to the contrary, Missouri's extended employment program remains an important option for many workers with disabilities. Read More.

MASWM Affiliate Organization Makes Communication Progress

Barely two years old, Missouri Employment Supports and Advocacy (MESA) is working hard to communicate the workshop story to a wide audience. Read More.

Hard Work Reduces Waiting List for Employment

Working closely with Missouri workshops, the state Sheltered Workshop Division dramatically reduced the waiting list for employment among those with disabilities. Read More.

Harrisonville Workshop Hosts Visitors, Volunteers

CASCO recently provided a tour for a congressional representative and received some volunteer help thanks to local educators. Read More.

Workshop Manager Honored by St. Louis Area Organization

Jim Guyre of Valley Industries was recently honored with a respected regional honor for his long service to the community. Read More.

Veteran Manager Retires in Richmond

Bob McCorkendale has retired after more than 38 years as manager of Ideal Industries in Richmond. Read More.

Kansas City Shop Recognizes It's "All Stars," Welcomes New Board Member

A special event included some special recognition for Job One workers who have excelled in their work and inspired others. The organization also welcomed a new board member, Cherish Caputo. Read More.

Workshop Experience with Facebook Fundraising Pays Dividends

JSI in Arnold gives a great lesson on potential fund-raising tactics using social media. Read More.

Cutting-Edge Program Launched at Manchester Workshop

Lafayette Industries is using advanced technology to help workers with disabilities manage difficult challenges. Read More.

MAG Hosts Congressman, State Officials for Workshop Tour

Manufacturers Assistance Group in Poplar Bluff was visited by U.S. Congressman and several state leaders during a recent tour. Read More.

Mountain Grove Customer Featured at White House Event

A customer of one of Missouri's workshops was part of the "Made in America" showcase held at the nation's capital. Read More.

Manager Retires at Rockport Workshop

Glennette Christian is the new manager at Northwest Missouri Industries following the retirement of longtime leader Mary McAdams. Read More.

Workshop Employees Double as State "Ambassadors"

A recent online magazine article indicates that Missouri workshop employees who provide maintenance at highway rest stops are among the most frequent contacts that travelers have on the state's interstate highways. Read More.

Valley Industries Honors Workers of the Year

The workshop recent recognized employees who go "above and beyond" to provide quality services and leadership. Read More.

U.S. Congressman Visits Hazelwood Workshop

Congressman Lacy Clay took time to talk with workers during his recent visit to Valley Industries. Read More.

Marshfield Workshop Celebrates Anniversary

Web-Co Custom Industries recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. Read More.

Workshop Updates

New faces and contact information are among the recent updates at several Missouri workshops. Read More.

Don't Miss the MASWM Legislative Meeting Jan. 29-31