PRIDE Industries Named 2010 USDA AbilityOne® Contractor of the Year
ROSEVILLE, July 7, 2010 – PRIDE Industries was named the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2010 Agricultural Research Services (ARS) AbilityOne® Program Contractor of the Year at an Awards Ceremony held June 16, 2010 in Washington, D.C. PRIDE Industries was nominated by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Pacific West Area (PWA) Procurement Office within the USDA.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducts an annual small business and AbilityOne® award program to recognize exemplary service to the Department. PRIDE Industries provides janitorial and grounds maintenance services for the USDA, Agricultural Research Service Agency at their Davis, CA location, and is a proud partner in the AbilityOne® Program. The AbilityOne Program is a federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other severe disabilities find employment by working for nonprofit agencies (NPAs) that sell products and/or services to the U.S. government.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as the USDA’s 2010 AbilityOne® Contractor of the Year,” said Peter Berghuis, VP, Integrated Facilities Services Operations for PRIDE Industries. “We strive to provide first-class facilities solutions, from custodial and grounds, to base wide operating services, while creating meaningful job opportunities for people with disabilities. Our government customers, such as ARS, are our partners in the fulfillment of this mission. We are honored that the USDA is recognizing the hard work and dedication of our employees.”
About PRIDE Industries:
PRIDE Industries is a national not-for-profit organization providing manufacturing, logistics and facilities service solutions to businesses and government agencies while creating jobs for people with disabilities. PRIDE currently operates in ten states and the nation’s capital and is headquartered in Roseville, CA.