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TCI-our-history

1966

  • Rocky Mount Sheltered Workshop incorporated; first location was South Franklin Street, with staff of two.

1972

  • Changed name to Tri-County Industries to reflect expansion of services which included Wilson County.

1975

  • Started a branch facility in Wilson.
  • Moved into new Rocky Mount facility, 20, 000 square foot building; staff of fifteen served one hundred ten clients.

1979

  • Awarded three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF; subsequently renewed every three years).
  • Wilson branch became autonomous.

1980

  • Matched a $75,000 grant from Z Smith Reynolds Foundation to eliminate debt on facility.

1981

  • Celebrated 15th Anniversary.

1983

  • Constructed 7500 square foot woodshop funded by HUD grant.
  • Transferred ADAP Daily Living Group from Edgecombe-Nash Mental Health Center to TCI.

1984

  • Began Respite Care Program.

1986

  • Expanded woodshop by 12,500 square feet.
  • Celebrated 20th Anniversary.
  • Received national JM Foundation "Search for Excellence" award.

1989

  • Began rehabilitation program for homeless population.
  • Began Supported Employment Program.

1990

  • Obtained grant through Developmental Disabilities Council for computer training class in cooperation with Edgecombe Community College.
  • Awarded United Way funding for ADAP transportation from Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County.
  • Received Governor's Award in Job Training for "Outstanding Program Serving Individuals with Multiple Barriers" (JTPA).

1991

  • Celebrated 25th Anniversary.
  • Obtained Projects with Industries (PWI) grant from US Department of Education.
  • Began Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) training for employers.

1992

  • Constructed additional 3500 square feet of office space to include  classrooms and an evaluation lab.

1994

  • Became eastern North Carolina training facilitator for Duke University Non-Profit Management Certificate.

1995

  • Received $50,000 state grant to provide two year Worker's Compensation/ADA Awareness Training for Businesses.
  • Received contract with NCDOT to maintain I-95 Rest Areas in Nash County.

1996

  • Began $500,000 Endowment Campaign (Lou Rawls Concert).
  • Celebrated 30th Anniversary.

1997

  • Purchased A & E Electric Assembly in Apex, NC.

1998

  • Cheston V Mottershead, Jr retired after 21 years as President.
  • Steven T Stone became President.
  • Began VR Outcomes Based Funding.

1999

  • Began Welfare-to-Work Project.
  • Began On-the-Job Training Program through JTPA.
  • Hurricane Floyd caused flooding through Rocky Mount, including our facility (five feet of water destroyed building contents).

2000

  • Steve Stone resigned as President.
  • Brenda Cogdell became President.

2001

  • Celebrated 35th Anniversary with Community Open House.
  • Began Occupational Course of Study Program with Nash-Rocky Mount Schools and Edgecombe County Schools.
  • Received funding for Options Access program.
  • Board began extensive strategic planning process.

2002

  • Moved the electronic assembly division from Apex to facility.
  • Received $15,000 donation from Friends with Heart.
  • Became ISO 9000 compliant

2003

  • Received $20,000 donation from Friends with Heart.
  • Held first yard sale fundraiser.

2004

  • Began Organizational Change Process through NC Network of of Organizational Change.
  • Received $19,000 donation from Friends with Heart.

2005

  • Received $15,000 grant for ISO 9001 training.
  • Began Supported Employment Program for Services for the Blind.

2006

  • Received $21,000 grant for LEAN manufacturing training.
  • Received grant to provide foodservice training.
  • Celebrated 40th Anniversary.

2007

  • Received ISO 9001 registration.
  • Began contracts for Vocational Assessments with Nash County and Edgecombe County Departments of Social Services.

2008

  • Began Disability Navigator Project for NC Department of Commerce.
  • Received Draka Supplier of the Year Award.
  • Began operating Johnston County I-95 Rest Areas through NC DOT contract.
  • Received "$1 Billion for North Carolina" award from NC State University.

2009

  • Began Project Re-Entry through grant from Governor's Crime Commission.
  • Began partnership with Johnston County Industries and Diversified Opportunities: Easten Area Rehabilitation Network (EARN).
  • Received funding to establish ADVP Senior Room and to begin a Community Volunteer Program.
  • Participated in first FunRun for Charities event.

2010

  • Received $25,000 grant for AS9100 training.
  • Received $100,000 grant from NC Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services to purchase equipment.
  • Held first TCI golf tournament as a fundraiser.
  • Began partnership with Lowe’s Distribution Center

2011

  • Began operating Johnston County I-40 Rest Area through contract with NCDOT.
  • Obtained AS9100C Registration.

 

2012

  • Held AS9100C Celebration with banner presentation from NC State University.
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