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Ultravation receives Vermont Employment / Accommodation Award in Manufacturing

Wayne Snow, Production Manager, Honored

The Employment / Accommodation Award in Manufacturing is presented to an employer operating a manufacturing facility whose employment practices reflect the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This award is presented to Wayne Snow, of Ultravation, Inc.

Ultravation accepts award

Wayne Snow, Ultravation, Inc. with Dr. Susan Wehry, Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living

Ultravation has had a long standing relationship with the Rutland offices of Vocational Rehabilitation and VABIR and is an excellent community partner with the Creative Worforce Solution initiatives. In the past year Ultravation has employed and accommodated several new hires and has also sponsored progressive employment activities such as informational interviews, job shadows, assessments and plant tours. In his capacity as production manager, Wayne has worked very closely with clients referred by these organizations and through the local school-to-work program, striving to help them gain an accurate understanding of the work world. He has provided skill-building information including appropriate workplace behaviors to students with a wide variety of disabilities including autism, learning differences, and mobility and cognitive impairments. He also promotes the employment of people with disabilities by sharing his experiences with other businesses, doing this in a way that his nominators – Gloria Vitale, David Sagi, and Karen Letourneau of VABIR and VocRehab in Rutland – describe as “always acting in a manner that demonstrates respect and dignity to all their clients. He is dedicated and offers his time and commitment to provide great opportunities for our clients for success.”

Article courtesy of Vermont Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

HARDI/HALO Benefit Walk supports Homes For Our Troops projects in 2012

Ultravation Product Manager, Bill Fowler and his wife, Heather, along with 133 other walkers participated in the annual HARDI/HALO Benefit Walk which took place during the 2011 HARDI Fall Conference to benefit the Homes For Our Troops (homesforourtroops.org). Homes For Our Troops is an organization that builds specially adapted homes for our most severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

HARDI/HALO – along with the support of the walkers – has made an initial commitment to support most of HFOT projects for 2012. Support includes items such as furnace/ac equipment, ductwork, copper piping, elbows, ventilation work, special filtration, zoning, controls, and other HVAC materials. Read the rest of this entry »

Ultravation Walks to Support Homes for Our Troops at HARDI Annual Conference

Ultravation Product Manager, Bill Fowler and Heather Fowler will be participating in the 2011 HARDI Benefit Walk to support Homes for Our Troops, an organization that builds specially adapted homes for our most severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. The walk will take place during the 2011 HARDI Fall Conference (Grand Wailea Resort, Maui, HI). Read the rest of this entry »

Ultravation is Nominated for 2011 Governor’s Award

Voc-Rehab/Vermont (VR) and the Vermont Association of Business, Industries, and Rehabilitation (VABIR) have nominated Ultravation, Inc. for the Governor’s Award in the category of Employment and Accommodations.

VR/BAVIR shares in their nominations submission that: “…Ultravation Inc. has provided excellent employment opportunities and accommodations for several new hires. Some progressive employment activities include informational interviews, job shadows, assessments, and plant tours. Ultravation has provided special worksite accommodations for people who experience mobility impairment or need flexible work schedules due to transportation issues.” Read the rest of this entry »

HARDI/HALO Cancer Walk raises more than $8700 for the American Cancer Society

HALO presents the American Cancer Society with more than $8700 for cancer research.

Ultravation President, Scott Russell and Bill Fowler, Product Manager, along with more than 40 others rose bright and early on October 26th to put on their walking shoes and participate in the Helping All Live On (HALO) Cancer Walk which took place during the 2010 HARDI Fall Conference to benefit the American Cancer Society.

HALO—along with the support of the walkers, proceeds from their silent auction, and other donations—was able to present the American Cancer Society with a check for $8778 for cancer research. Read the rest of this entry »

Ultravation Participating in Cancer Walk at HARDI’s Annual Fall Conference to Support American Cancer Society

Ultravation President, Scott Russell and Bill Fowler, Product Manager, will be participating in the Helping All Live On (HALO) Cancer Walk to benefit the American Cancer Society during the 2010 HARDI Fall Conference taking place at the Hilton Americas in Houston, TX. Read the rest of this entry »