Columbia Industries (CI) President Rich Foeppel spent the day on the roof, having promised to stay there until Shop CI had 1,963 customers. 1963 is the year that CI opened.
Fortunately for Foeppel, Shop CI reached 1,963 customers just before closing time, at 6 Friday night.
Foeppel was expecting to have to stay on the roof overnight but was excited to be able to leave early. Shop CI has had a line all day. Customers bought clothes, furniture, and household tools.
CI industries, which works with the disabled, will have 20 disabled employees at Shop CI and will train many others. 80% of the stock at Shop CI is used and 20% of it is new.
If you want to donate to Shop CI call 586-3840. You can find it at 810 South Dayton, next to Kennewick High school.