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Valley Industries is YOUR 60,000 sq. ft. facility with 18,000 sq. ft. warehouse (800 pallet capacity), ISO 9001:2008 certified assembly and distribution plant in the Midwest.

We provide:

  • Kit building, cartoning, weigh counting
  • Recycling services (paper, plastic, & metal)
  • Contract packaging
  • shrink wrapping, blister packaging, shrink banding, poly bagging,  twin packing
  • FDA Certified for pharmaceutical and food packaging
  • Parts cleaning, sorting, hand and tool assembly & disassembly
  • Commercial laundry
  • Safety equipment cleaning with certified safety equipment inspectors
  • Mailing services
  • Collating, labeling, folding, stuffing
  • USPS, UPS, FedEx or trucking & shipping capability world wide
  • Other flexible, labor intensive services available upon request

 

 

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Ameren Missouri donates land to Valley Industries to improve traffic flow

 

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(November 30, 2011 - Hazelwood, MO) - Ameren Missouri has generously donated a parcel of land to Valley Inductries, which is directly southeast of the workshop's facility in Hazelwood.  Officials from both Ameren Missouri and Valley Industries joined St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley and other invited dignitaries for a special ceremony on Wednesday, November 30, to complete the transfer of deed.

 

This parcel of donated land will be used to improve traffc flow, which will have a direct impact on the safety of workers who are transported to and from the workshop.  It also will provide direct access for large trucks to deliver production supplies and pick up finished products for shipment at the facility.


Kuwait seeks ways to help  disabled Visitors go to Valley Industries in Hazelwood as part of fact-finding tour

 

By Scott Bandle
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 1:10 PM CDT

 

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Rick Graefe / Journal Jim Guyre, right, executive director of Valley Industries in Hazelwood, and Kuwaiti visitors Adel Deen, left, and Hani Qasem, center, watch employee Mary Beth Werb. The visitors were looking for ideas to help their country's disabled workers.

Hani Qasem watched the workers at Valley Industries in Hazelwood. With a smile, he lifted his cell phone to his eyes, aimed carefully and took a photograph.

 

For a few minutes, he looked like a typical tourist. However, he wasn't in St. Louis on vacation. He and two colleagues were on a learning mission.

 

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Workers of the Month James Keiper, left, and Nancy Nelson pose with Mary Wojciechowski of Valley Industries and Julie Berthold of Delmar Gardens North.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010 3:04 PM CST

 

Valley Industries names Workers of the Month Valley Industries has congratulated Jim Keiper and Mary Wojciechowski for achieving the Worker of the Month award.

Each month, Valley Industries and sponsor Delmar Gardens North, recognize a male and female employee who have done an outstanding job throughout the month, performed exceptionally well on a project or worked to the best of his or her abilities.

 

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David Kennedy photo Hazelwood Mayor Matthew Robinson, Black Jack Mayor Norman McCourt and Florissant Mayor Robert Lowery at the 2010 Mayors' Shamrock Ball.

Green-tie gala benefits sheltered workshop

 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 12:48 PM CST

 

Green was the theme of Saturday night's Mayors' Shamrock Ball in Florissant - participants donned green attire and enjoyed green refreshments to raise a few greenbacks for the Valley Industries sheltered workshop in Hazelwood.

 

Several hundred people attended the third annual event, held at Florissant City Hall. Black Jack Mayor Norman McCourt, Florissant Mayor Robert Lowery Sr. and Hazelwood Mayor Matthew Robinson served as the evening's hosts.

 

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Mayors' Shamrock Ball becomes 'premier green tie event' Fundraiser benefits sheltered workshop in Hazelwood

 

By Jennifer Iannone Tuesday, February 16, 2010 12:57 PM CST

 


SUBMITTED PHOTO Valley Industries' Employees of the Year, Crystal Mixon and Ron Adams, will reign as the King and Queen of the Mayors' Shamrock Ball on March 6.

When Hazelwood Police Chief Carl Wolf created the Mayors' Shamrock Ball three years ago, it was a simple fundraiser for Valley Industries. Much to his surprise, it since has become the premiere green tie event of the year.

 

"Everybody has a good time," said Wolf, also a board member and chairman of the event. "Each year it gets better."

 

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The Traveling Volunteer: Making a Difference across the country

 

Sunday, January 24, 2010

 

Some travelers, no matter where they are, feel right at home. "I love it in St. Louis, " says Drew Johnson from Boise, Idaho Johnson believes that there is wonder in wandering. "My personal philosphy in life is kindess begets kindness, " he says. The 30 year old has come to St. Louis to spend some time volunteering at Valley Industries, a sheltered workshop in Hazelwood.

 

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Christmastime in Old Town Florissant

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 3:09 PM CDT

 


Jerren McKenny photo Christmas decorations brighten the landscaping outside City Hall.

Throngs of onlookers came out Saturday for Christmas in Old Town Florissant. The event had the theme of "Old Town Winter Wonderland" and featured a Christmas walk, Christmas parade and the tree lighting. Shops in the area were open for holiday shopping.

 

The parade winners were: Best Parade Entry "Traditional" - Valley Industries; Best Parade Entry "Old Town Spirit" - Dooley's Florist & Gifts; and Best Parade Entry "Originality" - J. Oscar School of Music.

 

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'30 in their 30s' winners receive honors
New generation of North County leaders celebrates at dinner

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 3:13 PM CDT

 

Overland City Administrator Jason McConachie proudly stood with his plaque, posing for a photo with 29 other people. "It's kind of humbling," McConachie said.

"It's nice to know people think you have the right stuff."

 

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North County Inc. salutes 30 Leaders in their 30s

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 11:45 AM CDT

 

North County Inc., a regional, economic and community development organization, will once again honor North County's newest generation of business, professional and community leaders.

 

NCI, in partnership with the North County Suburban Journals and News 20, will host "NCI salutes 30 Leaders in their 30s" luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at Norwood Hills Country Club.

 

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Shown at a celebration honoring July's workers of the month at Valley Industries are (from left) Jim Guyre, Erica Davis, Brandye Gholson, Pam Lauber, Ron Adams and Jerry Hart.

Valley Industries names its Workers of the Month for July

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

 

Valley Industries, a sheltered workshop in Hazelwood, has named Ron Adams and Erica Davis as workers of the month for July. Workers of the month become eligible to be candidates for the Worker of the Year award.

 

Pam Lauber and Brandye Gholson of Cooperative Home Care sponsored this month's awards celebration along with Helfer's Pastries in Florissant.


Valley Industries names its Workers of the Month

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 3:14 AM CDT

 

Valley Industries, a sheltered workshop in Hazelwood, named Marcy Faits and Royce Davis as its Workers of the Month for June.

 

Each month, the workshop recognizes a male and a female employee who have done an outstanding job throughout the month, did exceptionally well on a project, or simply worked to the best of his or her abilities. Workers of the Month are eligible to be named Workers of the Year, representing Valley Industries as king and queen of the Mayors' Shamrock Ball and at other events.

 

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Bommarito sponsors Valley Industries' Workers of the Month

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 1:11 PM CDT

 

Valley Industries, a sheltered workshop in Hazelwood, recently thanked Kevin Hall from Bommarito of Hazelwood for sponsoring its Workers of the Month for April, Crystal Mixon and Josh Gibson. Each month, Valley Industries recognizes a male and female employee who have done an outstanding job throughout the month, did exceptionally well on a project or simply worked to the best of his or her abilities.

Workers of the Month are eligible to be named Workers of the Year, representing Valley Industries as King and Queen of the Mayors' Shamrock Ball and other events.

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Sheltered workshop has enjoyed strong relationship with Knights

 

By Jennifer Brinker
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:14 PM

 

Jerry Hart’s face lights up when the Knights of Columbus is mentioned.

 

That’s because Hart, a marketing representative for Valley Industries, is thinking of the longtime relationship his organization has maintained with the Catholic fraternal organization.

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Knights of Columbus' new Savers of Life program provides help for abortion-minded

 

By Jennifer Brinker
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 12:09 PM

 

The Knights of Columbus is launching a statewide program this month to provide education and guidance to abortion-minded individuals.

 

The Savers of Life program is one more piece of the Catholic fraternal benefit organization’s longtime mission to promote a culture of life.

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'We're facing real tough times':
Sheltered workshops lay off employees as business declines

 

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 1:18 AM CDT

 

Even though Missouri's sheltered workshops may get a state funding boost and help from a recent court ruling, some are laying off workers because business is down.

 

Valley Industries, 143B McDonnell Blvd. in Hazelwood, has had layoffs that at times have affected half of its 230 employees. "We're facing real tough times," said Jim Guyre, executive director for the workshop. "We're in need of work."

 

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Going green: Mayors host annual Shamrock Ball to benefit sheltered workshop

 

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 1:17 AM CDT

 

About 200 people, many of them dressed in green, gathered at Florissant City Hall on Saturday for the Mayors' Shamrock Ball.

Black Jack Mayor Norman C. McCourt, Florissant Mayor Robert G. Lowery Sr. and Hazelwood Mayor T.R. Carr hosted the event, which benefited Valley Industries sheltered workshop in Hazelwood.

 

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As Metro prepares to cut routes, transit users consider their options

 

By Brian Flinchpaugh

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 1:17 AM CDT

 

For eight years, Berna Pointer has taken the bus from the Flower Valley Shopping Center in Florissant to her job in Downtown St. Louis and back home again.

 

Soon, Pointer and other commuters will have to find a new ride. Her route, the Halls Ferry Express, and 23 other Metro bus routes will no longer operate as of March 30.

 

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Watch for a special 30 minute newscast spotlighting Valley Industries and our Mayors' Shamrock Ball event on News20. CLICK HERE for the News20 website and click the logo for live programming.


Valley Industries and North County are spared from some of Metro's deepest cuts... Metro approves steep cuts in transit service West, south St. Louis County are hardest hit

 

By Brian Flinchpaugh
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 3:14 AM CST

 

St. Louis-area residents now have a scaled-back public transportation system that may continue to shrink in the near future without new money.

 

On Friday, the Metro board of commissioners approved cuts in bus, MetroLink and Call-A-Ride service to help make up an expected $50 million deficit in its next fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2009.

 

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Jerry Hart of Valley Industries, Northwest Chamber of Commerce 2008 Business Person of the Year!

 

Chamber honors top companies, business leaders The Northwest Chamber of Commerce recently recognized individuals, businesses and business owners for their contributions to the chamber.

 

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 3:13 AM CST

 

The following people and businesses received awards Jan. 13 during the chamber's Annual Meeting at Harrah's Hotel and Casino: 2008 Business Person of the Year - Jerry Hart, Valley Industries; 2008 Volunteer of the Year - Pat Watson, Airline Park; 2008 Business of the Year - Spirit Toyota; 2008 Small Business of the Year - Home Pure Air; 2008 Community Development Award - city of Hazelwood; 2008 Special Recognition Award - Nancy Otte, Missouri Career Center; and 2008 Rookie of the Year - Kevin Hall, Bommarito Honda, Nissan and Volkswagen.

 

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Valley Industries Featured in News 4 Story about Metro's Plans to Cut Services
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UPDATED: Metro plan would spare some North County bus routes But some workers fear they won't be able to get to work

 

By Brian Flinchpaugh
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 3:14 AM CST

 

Jim Cressey found out last week that the Metro bus routes he uses to get to and from work at Valley Industries in Hazelwood may be spared from the chopping block.

 

But Cressey, a 19-year employee of Valley Industries, wasn't sure if things would be all right.

 

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Metro's service cuts may be less severe in North County

 

By Brian Flinchpaugh
Friday, December 12, 2008 2:37 PM CST

 

North St. Louis County may be spared some of the drastic cuts in public transportation that were predicted earlier.

 

A Metro board of commissioners subcommittee on Thursday recommended cuts that would reduce the agency's budget deficit by $35.7 million. Some of the more dramatic cutbacks may affect areas west of Interstate 270 in West St. Louis County.

 

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Metro raises fares for buses,
MetroLink Major service cuts may not be far behind

 

By Brian Flinchpaugh
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 3:18 AM CST

 

The first shoe dropped Friday when Metro, the area's public transit agency, raised fares into order to raise overall revenue.

 

Beginning Jan. 1, the fare for riding a bus or MetroLink train will increase by 25 cents.

 

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Sheltered workshops band together to challenge DESE
State department is paying workshops less than statute dictates, shelter officials say

 

Sunday, November 16, 2008

 

A group of workshops that represent a cross section of Missouri's nearly 100 workshops for people with developmental disabilities has challenged a recent decision of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to pay them at less than the rate demanded by statute.

 

Six workshops agreed to join and proceed with litigation to ask the court to direct the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to pay all Missouri Workshops at the correct statutory amount of $17 per day for each worker with a disability that completes a six-hour work day.

 

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Sheltered workshops question funding change

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 3:17 AM CST

A group of workshops for people with developmental disabilities have challenged a recent decision of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to pay them at less than the rate stipulated by state statute.

Valley Industries in Hazelwood is among the six workshops that agreed to join a lawsuit, which asks the court to direct the Department of Education to pay all Missouri workshops $17 per diem, or $85 per workweek.

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Workshops sue to restore $17-a-day pay for disabled

November 4, 2008

Six sheltered workshops recently filed a lawsuit challenging the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s recent decision to pay people with developmental disabilities $15 a day instead of $17 a day.

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Transit cuts could hurt disabled the most Some local workers would lose means to get to their jobs


David Kennedy photo - Many employees at Valley Industries in Hazelwood depend on public transportation to get to and from work. Potential service cuts may leave many searching for a way to get to their jobs.

By Brian Flinchpaugh
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 8:26 AM CDT

 

Pat Leffler has worked at Valley Industries in Hazelwood for 41 years, the company's longest-tenured employee.

At 62, she wants to continue working. But if Metro bus route 45 stops running, her life may change.

"I don't know, because I don't have any other way to get here," Leffler said last week.

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UPDATED: Crews remove contaminated soil on McDonnell Boulevard
Work is part of long-term cleanup project

 

By Scott Bandle
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 11:34 AM CDT

 

Work crews are digging up the soil in the 100 block of McDonnell Boulevard, but it's not for a new building.

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is removing radioactive soil on land owned by Ameren and located next to Valley Industries.

 

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Valley Industries executive director resigns

 

Monday, June 16, 2008 10:46 AM CDT

 

The workers and staff at Valley Industries will say goodbye today to Executive Director Carol Simms, who has been with the company for 30 years.

 

Simms has been executive director 18 months, but started with the company when it was in Old Town Florissant.

 

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Wearing the green for a worthy cause Mayors' Shamrock Ball benefits Valley Industries in Hazelwood

 


Tim Elliott photo - Looking dapper in their top hats and tails, Black Jack Mayor Norman McCourt, Florissant Mayor Robert G. Lowery and Hazelwood Mayor T.R. Carr (left to right) host the Mayors' Shamrock Ball to benefit Valley Industries.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 7:18 AM CDT

 

Nearly 300 people attended the Mayors' Shamrock Ball Saturday at the Florissant City Hall.

 

Mayors Norm McCourt of Black Jack, Robert G. Lowery of Florissant and T.R. Carr of Hazelwood hosted the gala event to benefit Valley Industries (formerly known as the Florissant Valley Sheltered Workshop). Valley Industries in Hazelwood provides employment for adults with developmental disabilities.

 

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Sheltered workshop leader will retire
Steve Frank leaves Valley Industries after 23-year stint as executive director

 

By Scott Bandle
Wednesday, February 21, 2007 4:48 PM CST

 

Steve Frank predicts there will be some teary eyes Friday at Valley Industries.

 

"And two of those will be mine," he said.

 

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