L & M PRODUCTS INC.
Working Towards a Brighter Future
L & M Products Inc knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2000, our Non-Profit Organization realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch L & M Products Inc.
Making A Difference
PRESS RELEASE ~ DECEMBER 2014
We are all different, but we all have some ability or talent that can be used for the greater community!
L&M Products became an independent private company on July 1, 2014 transitioning from the Preble County Board of Developmental Disabilities as a nonprofit provider of services for individuals with disabilities. “It is an exciting time to transition,” says Terry Stevens, Executive Director of L&M Products. “There are many changes occurring at the State level which will create a greater opportunity for us to re-invent ourselves while creating new opportunities for the community as a whole.”
L&M Products has been a business in the community for over 40 years providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities including contracting with area businesses to provide work opportunities to those enrolled. “We want to change things up a bit,” says Stevens. “If I have learned one thing while working in this industry, it is that we are all different, but we all have some ability or talent that can be used to build a greater community.” L&M Products is very optimistic about future opportunities and has currently partnered with several other agencies including Preble County Senior Center, Northern Connection (New Paris), Humane Society and the Veterans of Richmond. Individuals attending L&M want to become a valuable member of their community whether it is working, volunteering at the Senior Center, or building relationships with the Veterans. . . Together we can create better communities free of prejudices and biases.
Timken Steel is excited to begin a new workforce starting with 6 workers on Dec 1st following up with another potential crew shortly thereafter. A two day work trial at no cost to the customer created the potential for 12 workers at the Eaton facility. Robert was excited when he received his paycheck from working making hourly wages, “thank you for encouraging me to go, this changed my life.” Robert struggles with change and we were told for years he would never leave L&M. We didn't give up on Robert and there are many others we will continue to encourage to try new things.
Not only do the partnerships allow us to help build skills to prepare individuals with disabilities for the workforce, but it also gives the individuals the opportunity to be a full participant of the community. “We want to promote the individuals great abilities and not put the focus on the disability” says Chris Armstrong, Operations Manager.
L&M takes pride in the quality of work that we do whether it be customer contracts or volunteer services. L&M contracts with many different customers in the surrounding areas and has had a zero return rate for quality this year. It is our goal to meet or exceed the customer’s expectations in quality, service and delivery. It is all about choice and opportunity for the individuals served. The combination of services will help give the individuals the boost that they need so that we can be an asset for the community.
We will continue our in house work programs but our focus is on integration. We have an untapped labor force right here in Preble County that can provide our local businesses with quality, dependable workers that are motivated to do a good job!
The Senior Center is also excited about our partnership where we are currently planning to place at least 5 individuals there very soon. “We have many other opportunities that we will see to fruition, here soon,” says Chris Armstrong.
For more information on creating opportunities, contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 456-7141 x213
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"
L & M PRODUCTS INC.
1407 N Barron St, Eaton, OH 45320, USA
Finance & Community Employment
(937) 456-7141 x204
937) 456-7141 x213
Board of Directors
President: Shawn Murphy
VP: Chris Kelley
Treasurer: Juli Troutman
Secretary: Dean Henry
Trustee: Terry Miller