KENNEWICK, Wash.- Columbia
Industries turns 50 this year.
CI trains and hires
people with disabilities.
Chief Executive Officer Rich
Foeppel says the current staff of nearly 100 provides a wide range of products
and services not just locally but throughout the world.
To mark its 50th
anniversary, CI will recognize its partners with "Fifty weeks of thanks."
"Supporters of Shop
CI, where we have our thrift store. GSA, the Richland Federal Building where
we've got 14 clients and three staff who take care of the whole federal
building and the grounds there. Just a number of partnerships that CI enjoys."
This year CI plans to establish a scholarship program to help people
with disabilities achieve their potential.