The acquisition of the building will be a significant expansion of sub-contract work for regional industries, with the intent to further secure the financial position of the agency for the future and to provide an integrated work setting for persons with disabilities.
As reported by Indiana Economic Digest, “JRDS Industries offers prevocational and work training opportunities at multiple Jay and Randolph county community industrial and business sites. It hopes to have ownership of the building sometime in November and be functioning in January. The industry will be able to provide more jobs for those with disabilities, and hopes to hire 60 non-disabled employees. Long-term goals for the new facility include operating three shifts with a workforce of 130.”