ReadyOne Industries Expands Its Mission to Pine Bluff Arsenal
ReadyOne, a non-profit organization, provides employment opportunities for significantly disabled and non-disabled people
El Paso, TX (December 6, 2019) - ReadyOne Industries, El Paso’s largest employer of significantly disabled people in garment manufacturing, will be expanding its mission under a partnership with SourceAmerica and Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA) to further support the needs of the U.S. Military.
“We are honored to be awarded this contract,” said Luis Alvarez, CEO/President of ReadyOne Industries. “ReadyOne Industries is proud of our workforce and are eager to welcome new employees to the organization. The additional location at Pine Bluff Arsenal speaks to our ability to produce high quality technical garments with on-time delivery. This collaboration reflects the strong partnership we have with our customer, The Defense Department’s Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) for Chemical-Biological Defense. This would not have been possible had it not been for the support of state and local community leaders of Arkansas. ReadyOne Industries thanks Governor Asa Hutchinson, Mayor Foster of White Wall, Ark., Mayor Washington of Pine Bluff, Ark and County Judge Robinson,” said Alvarez.
“This is a great partnership that aligns the AbilityOne Program with the Arsenal Act to create jobs at Pine Bluff Arsenal,” said John Key, senior business development executive at SourceAmerica. “These jobs will impact the local economy and increase employment opportunities for professionals with significant disabilities while enhancing readiness for members of the military.”
State and local economic development officials, including the Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County, prepared an incentive package in support of the PBA-ReadyOne partnership. Based on favorable business case analysis and good economic incentives, the partnership was approved by Army officials. The current schedule is to begin operations at PBA as early as Summer 2020.
Established in 1974, SourceAmerica creates employment opportunities for a skilled and dedicated workforce of people with disabilities. SourceAmerica is the vital link between the federal government and private sector organizations that procure the products and services provided by this exceptional workforce via a network of more than 750 community-based nonprofits. Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, SourceAmerica provides its nonprofit agency network with business development, contract management, legislative and regulatory assistance, communications and public relations materials, information technology support, engineering and technical assistance, and extensive professional training needed for successful nonprofit management. Visit SourceAmerica.org to learn more, or follow us on Facebook (@SourceAmerica), Twitter (@SourceAmericaUS) and LinkedIn (@SourceAmerica).
ReadyOne Industries Background
Founded in 1977, ReadyOne is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide employment opportunities to individuals with significant disabilities in an environment that inspires and nurtures self-determination and success. We are a proud participant in the AbilityOne program, employing veterans with disabilities as well as civilians with disabilities. In addition to garment manufacturing, we also produce corrugated products and third-party logistics.