Bollinger Enterprises Inc. holds open house

Members of the community were able to get an inside look at Bollinger Enterprises, Inc. (BEi) during an open house on Friday.

Attendees were able to view posters explaining services provided by the company, observe art created by members, and listen to comments from several people involved with the company.

Dr. William Clark, Executive Director of BEi; John Barber, Barber National Institute President and CEO; Dr. Cori Dunagan, BEi Board President; John Kersey, Barber National Institute Board Member and BEi parent; and Nicole Huya, BEi employee, all spoke to attendees during the open house.

BEi provides manufacturing and labor support for business and vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities. The company was founded in 1972 as Warren ARC Enterprises, Inc., by Annabel and Clifford Bollinger. The Bollingers’ vision was to provide meaningful employment and vocational rehabilitation services to all people with disabilities that focused on the unique circumstances, abilities and capabilities of each individual. BEi provides those services on an even larger scale today.

What started as a small store front, single program operation in Warren, soon expanded to a 7,000-square-foot facility in North Warren, growing to its present multi-building complex of about 25,000 square feet. The building now hosts a variety of facility- and community-based programs. BEi’s programs meet many needs ranging from employment to living in the community.

BEi has a qualified work force of 70 that is ready to be of service to businesses. For more than 35 years, BEi provides businesses in the area with a low-cost alternative labor resource to performing labor intensive projects in-house.

For more information on BEi, you can visit its website at www.beiwarren.com.

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