Human Services Meets Productivity article

Positive Economic Impact from Productive Contract Manufacturers

Lakeside Packaging Plus was recognized for their work in contract manufacturing in the July, 2014 issue of Insight on Manufacturing. The article, written by Manny Vasquez, Director of Existing Industry Services for the Fox Cities Regional Partnership, cited the combined workforce of three contract manufacturers (Lakeside Packaging, Valley Packaging Industries and STEP Industries) as almost 1,000 employees during peak seasons!


Vasquez describes the capabilities of Lakeside Packaging Plus as offering expert fulfillment, assembly, warehousing, shipping and other services. “As a 501c(3) corporation, Lakeside provides employment and day service activities to adults with diagnosed developmental disabilities including cerebral palsy, brain injury, cognitive disabilities or mental illnesses. After 51 years in business, companies continue to use LPP’s motivated and disciplined workforce to supplement their own labor pool for jobs requiring large amounts of hand labor, rush-order jobs and jobs not compatible with their normal production set-ups.”


Vasquez provides a strong endorsement for the employers he recognizes in the article. He states, “With more than 135 years of combined experience, these large Fox Cities employers offer a manufacturing model in which compassion for adults with employment barriers meets the productivity and results that businesses expect.”


To read Vasquez’s full article, please download the following PDF, Human Services Meets Productivity