In operation for 20 years, the sign shop at TradeWinds in Hobart is beginning to catch on with a variety of clients, ranging from governments to unions to NIPSCO because of the quality of work. It recently designed, printed and began install signs for the In-Site real estate company.
The sign shop was launched with equipment donated by Whiteco Industries. The company asked TradeWinds to make the Whiteco name plates for its billboards in exchange for the equipment. Now they do a lot of their own design work in addition to the printing and installation.
It's all about providing prevocational training to its handicapped clients, teaching them a skill in addition to teaching them the work habits they need to survive in the outside world. Over the years, the sign shop has provided training for about 15 employees.
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