Mission & History
When you succeed, we fulfill our mission 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, non-profit organization, providing valuable goods and services for customers by utilizing the unique talents of our employees.
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.
Peoria Production Shop is 100% self-supporting.
We receive no subsidies or support from federal or state grants or charities.