BCI (Boone Center Inc.) started back in 1959 as a small candle making company that employed a few adults with disabilities. From then, we have grown to a $21M packaging and assembly facility employing over 250 adults with disabilities in two locations. BCI has grown steadily with a skilled staff and a dedicated workforce that deliver quality work and on-time delivery. We perform contract packaging and assembly work for small businesses through Fortune 100 companies.
In 2007, we introduced our Career Planning Center (CPC). The CPC was established to open doors and provide job supports to people with disabilities who sought competitive employment. In the CPC’s first year, we supported 20 people with disabilities. Just one quarter into our current fiscal year, we have already supported 96. Ninety percent of the employees work 40 hours a week, and the average wage is in excess of 51% minimum wage.
We have strong partnerships with the vocational rehabilitation system and our legislators on a local and federal level. We are seen as a leader in employment for people with disabilities in Missouri. Our goal is to be progressive and further grow our employment continuum to include new opportunities for people of all abilities.