Employer Transformation Grant Info
Firelands Local LLC
Firelands Local LLC (https://firelandslocal.com) began as a subsidiary of CLI Incorporated, which, in turn, grew out of the one-time county board-run “Christie Lane Industries” in Norwalk, Ohio. Firelands Local is now a business service organization where adults with developmental disabilities provide recycling, document destruction, courier, and assembly services. Firelands Local’s mission is finding and providing meaningful work for adults with developmental disabilities (DD), with the vision of changing the perception of adults with DD in their community and beyond.
ICA - Innovative Curb Appeal, is a subsidiary of PSU, Inc. in Lebanon, Ohio that provides landscaping and related services in Warren County. PSU, Inc. had been operating a lawn crew as a division of the Warren County Board of DD for many years. Strategic and business planning efforts are now underway to determine the feasibility of building this lawn service into an eventually fully independent employer of individuals with and without disabilities. At ICA, “we don’t just provide top-quality lawn care for your curb appeal – in doing so, we create meaningful employment opportunities with people with disabilities.