Colson Caster Corp., a manufacturer of standard and custom application caster and wheel products, has made a donation of more than 2,000 caster products to Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc. Located in Durham, N.C., the residential facility enables substance abusers to be both recovering and productive individuals by providing comprehensive treatment coupled with work-based vocational training and education. The facility then offers this vocational training at one of its own internally managed business units. Some residents even become employed within the organization after they have graduated from the treatment program.
“I can’t think of a more powerful way to help ensure the continued success of recovering individuals than to offer them training and potential employment as they make their way out of difficult times,” says Don Laux, Colson’s president and general manager. “It also just feels good to see our products make such a difference in people’s lives and in the performance of this very innovative facility.”
Colson says its caster donation, valued at more than $4,000, is its second collaboration with TROSA’s business units. The products are used for equipping dollies, carts and movable shelves within the rehab center’s separate moving, packing and storage service businesses, as well as its lawn care and maintenance, grocery and furniture work companies.
“We use these wheels and carts in many venues, including training our residents how to safely move electronic equipment,” says Michael Keene, vice president of business operations for TROSA. “Giving our residents real-world vocational training is very important. When people graduate from TROSA, one of the most important determining factors in their future success is their ability to get a good job. The more we can prepare them for that, the better.”