To be the premier employer of individuals with disabilities.
We will accomplish our mission by providing competitive wages and benefits in a safe, encouraging and respectful environment where our employees can achieve personal success. Our mission is sustained by operating as a self-sufficient, nonprofit organization, providing valuable goods and services for customers by utilizing the unique talents of our employees.
We create supply-chain efficiencies to help manufacturers with non-automated activities. Peoria Production Shop was founded in 1941, initially to provide employment for recovering tuberculosis patients. In 1951, the organization was incorporated as a not-for-profit, and we expanded our mission to employ individuals with all types of disabilities.
As our capabilities have grown, our mission has remained the same: to provide training, employment and encouragement that allows individuals with disabilities to achieve financial and social independence. Our motivation is jobs, not profits, which allows us to be responsive and competitive on many different levels.
We serve a population of persons with disabilities from Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Fulton and Knox counties. Peoria Production Shop partners with other agencies and organizations that provide employment training and support to persons with disabilities to funnel clients to career employment opportunities at PPS. By working with the State of Illinois Department of Rehabilitation, local high school special education and cooperative education programs, and similarly-focused vocational rehabilitation programs such as CWTC and EP!C, their missions enhance those of PPS to find successful careers.
How to Help
Peoria Production Shop is 100% self-supporting. We receive no subsidies or support from federal or state grants or charities, nor do we host organizational events for fundraising. PPS has remained a self-sufficient not-for-profit for 80 years by providing goods and services to our business customers as our sole source of revenue. Support Peoria Production Shop’s mission by allowing us to quote on your manufacturing and business needs. Services provided by our well-trained and dedicated workforce include:
- contract assembly
- kitting services
- wrapping and packaging
- cutting and finishing
- commercial sewing and fabrication
- custom designed services
- rework and salvage
Peoria Production Shop is an ISO-registered organization to 9001-2015 standards to ensure your job is done right and delivered on time. In addition, PPS has achieved GOLD level status under Caterpillar’s SQEP program.
Information about employment opportunities and referrals are available in the Contact Us tab at peoriapros.com or by sending an email to [email protected]. PPS is always open to business opportunities that will create jobs for our workforce.
Peoria Production Shop
2029 W. Townline Road
Peoria, IL 61615
Dan LaTurno, President/CEO
Elizabeth Dailey, CFO
James Smith, Operations Manager
Pamela Creager, Director of HR
Lisa Timmerman, Business Development