In 2017, a partnership between Pfannenberg and People Inc. was developed. People Inc. works with Businesses to employ individuals with developmental disabilities to secure and maintain meaningful work.
Today, this partnership provides work opportunities for six People Inc. employees who are part of the Pfannenberg’s family and are working on our Filterfans® line. In addition Pfannenberg also provides work for 10 employees at the People Inc. location in Depew.
A few days ago, Pfannenberg was delighted to receive a testimonial from People Inc. stating the impact Pfannenberg has on People Inc. workers. Ken Levan, Business Service Manager at People Inc. states :“Workers have had a chance to learn and develop new skills, which are unlike anything they have learned before. These new skills have led to increased confidence in everyone involved, as well as an even greater desire to learn. One employee, in particular, works three days per week at Pfannenberg. He had a history of being nervous when trying any new job and would express, “I can’t do it,” even before trying. Since he began working at Pfannenberg, he has embraced new work with confidence and enthusiasm. The People Inc. crews, as a whole, have learned the importance of taking pride in their work, and show it by ensuring quality in each piece that is produced. In addition, they have obtained a better understanding of working as a team and helping each other when assistance is needed.
Pfannenberg is proud to contribute to People Inc. workers personal and professional development. As the testimony states “Everyone within the Pfannenberg Company has embraced the People Inc. employees as coworkers. They are greeted warmly each morning and included in staff luncheons. Pfannenberg staff will also frequently engage in casual conversation with People Inc. employees, resulting in a sense of belonging. This past summer, our crew was so thrilled when each person was given a company shirt and hat”.
Last Christmas, Pfannenberg honored the People Inc. team with year end awards as a thank you and recognition for all of their hard work and contributions to our company as they helped us exceed our production quota for Filterfans®.
Pfannenberg is proud to work with People Inc. individuals, the hard work they perform and the smiles that they bring to Pfannenberg impacts all of our lives.
Click here to read People Inc. full testimonial.