Production workers Teri Jensen (left) and Shirley Deatherage (right) work on the file folder line at INL.
Beginning in October, INL employees began producing the first of our new wallboards marketed and co-branded as Quartet®/SKILCRAFT® wallboards. By the end of the year, INL production workers were making 23 different wallboard models and had produced more than 40,000 individual boards. Wallboards had previously been produced at our Seattle location.
To commemorate the end of an extremely successful first year in operation, we held a celebratory lunch with barbeque, live music and entertainment, and tours of the INL facility. Joining in the celebration were several of our colleagues from National Industries for the Blind (NIB), ACCO Brands, and the General Services Administration (GSA). As a thank you for continued support through the transition of production from Seattle to Spokane, INL employee Kurt Lantz presented Jack Wise of GSA Region III with a commemorative 40,000th wallboard.
In addition to wallboards, Inland Northwest Lighthouse employees also produce or assemble most of the other items in our office products line, including hanging file folders, dry erase and chalkboard display easels, springback binders, and drop-knife paper trimmers.