We all know that July 4th is Independence Day. But there is another day in July with particular significance for us. On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush. This landmark piece of legislation covers employment, public services, accommodations, telecommunications, and other areas. Some consider it the Declaration of Independence for people with disabilities. It honors a vision of society where all can live with dignity and respect and represents a national commitment to the idea that people with disabilities should enjoy the same opportunity and access.
At PRIDE, we create jobs for people with disabilities. Coming from all walks of life, we work side-by-side, united by our commitment to each other and our determination to prove our ability to compete head-to-head with the best. We do this while training and gaining new skills that form the foundation of an independent life.
Each of us contributes to this shared mission and we have a great deal to celebrate this summer. Our newly expanded Electronics plant will create more skilled job opportunities at all levels. Our investment in resources for veteran recruitment demonstrates our commitment to those who have served their country so honorably.
It feels great when our accomplishments are recognized by others. Recently, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas including PRIDE Industries and our employee, James Henderson, in their annual awards for individual achievement and employer practices.
Independence. Self-sufficiency. These are things that are true to our entrepreneurial spirit and worthy of celebration this summer.