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Kennewick Non-Profit Celebrates 50 Years and New Acquisition

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- A local non-profit company is celebrating half a century of success.

Columbia Industries, a Kennewick company that helps train and employ people with disabilities, is celebrating 50 years of service.

In fact, the long running business just announced their purchase of Records Management Services, a company that specializes in records storage.

The blending of the two companies will take on the new name C-I Information Management.

The company will continue to provide their C-I Shred services to destroy documents and now also provide information management to customers.

"We've been shredding them, now we're actually going to store them and try to keep some also. So we're really excited about that. But it really brings that together. Kind of the ying and the yang if you will. Store them, shred them and even image them ultimately," said Jeff Thompson, Columbia Industries.

Columbia Industries serves hundreds of people every year.

They hope this expansion will grow their business to help even more.

Thompson says they are continually working to reinvent the company to keep going and last another 50 years.