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Pathfinder OutSource needs your old T-shirts

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2015

Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing, a division of Pathfinder Services, is seeking donations of light to medium weight cotton and cotton blend materials to be manufactured into and sold as industrial wipes. This includes T-shirts, towels, blankets, linens, etc.

Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing, an ISO 9001 certified facility, was awarded a state-use contract in mid-2014 to provide industrial wipes to hundreds of facilities throughout Indiana including the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Corrections, and the Department of Transportation and more. The wipes are stronger than paper cloth, machine-washable and can be used for spill cleanup, hand cleaning, and facility cleaning.

Individuals of varying abilities, including those with developmental disabilities, produce the wipes from donated materials. The division of Pathfinder Services enables their workforce to maximize their abilities and earn an income by providing innovative fixtures, templates, machinery, proofing, skill development, and high standard quality control.

In addition to producing wipes, Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing partners with companies statewide and nationally to provide specialty solutions, acting as an extension of their workforce. Their diverse capabilities include skin packing, die cutting, bag sealing, vinyl heat sealing, riveting, paper cutting and folding, light manufacturing, and product fulfillment. In addition, Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing produces and sells personalized gifts, apparel and promotional items, vinyl and corrugated binders, hand-turned wooden pens and personal care products. For more information on the OutSource Manufacturing Division of Pathfinder Services, Inc. visit www.outsource-manufacturing.org.

Donated cotton and cotton-blend materials can be dropped off at Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing at 1152 E. State Street or at Pathfinder Services North Campus located at 2824 Theater Ave. Both locations are in Huntington, and a drop box is available in the parking lot of the Theater Ave. location. Donations may be tax deductible.

Industrial wipes manufactured by Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing are also available to purchase by the general public by visiting www.humblebuy.org or by calling (260) 356-0500.