REHAU Recognized for Supporting Employment of People With Disabilities

REHAU Source America Awards 2017

REHAU Corporate Communications
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LEESBURG, Va., May 8, 2017 – REHAU North America was among 10 organizations recognized in the SourceAmerica 2016 Awards for providing outstanding support for the employment of people with significant disabilities, primarily through its partnership with ECHO (Every Citizen Has Opportunities).

Monika Irchenhauser, vice president of human resources, accepted the award on behalf of the company. Speaking to an audience of 500 at the SourceAmerica National Achievement Conference in New Orleans, La., Irchenhauser remarked, “Our sponsorship of ECHO is not only beneficial for the program participants, it is also very enriching for the REHAU team. ECHO does a fantastic job in promoting their services and identifying new opportunities for employment for people with disabilities. And all of this happens with so much passion, dedication and positivity - it is actually really contagious!"

ECHO CEO Paul Donohue, Jr. commented, “Our partnership with REHAU serves as a role model for how communities come together to help. For over 15 years they’ve been strongly committed to employing people with disabilities and have hosted a work crew at their headquarters location. Not only that, they’ve been strong supporters of our annual fundraiser and they include ECHO in their annual New Year’s Day 'REHAU Rotary Resolution Race.' I am very happy that ECHO nominated REHAU for this prestigious award and I’m proud that a business located in our hometown of Leesburg, Va. won.”

About ECHO
Every Citizen Has Opportunities, Inc. (ECHO) was established as a 501(c)3 over 40 years ago to offer comprehensive, individualized employment, vocational training and community integration for people with disabilities. The supported employment division provides work opportunities for adults with disabilities while delivering competitive, quality professional business services, employing 120 experienced individuals with disabilities with Federal government customers under the AbilityOne Program and with county, commercial, and non-profit clients in Northern Virginia. 

About SourceAmerica 
SourceAmerica is the leading source of job opportunities for a dedicated and highly qualified workforce—people with significant disabilities. They are inspired by the skills, reliability, and resolve of nearly 115,000 people we have already placed in employment. Through their network of nonprofits SourceAmerica supplies products and services that meet the strictest quality standards, all at a competitive price. They match government and commercial contracts for work with nonprofits that employ a dedicated workforce to get the job done—people with significant disabilities.

REHAU delivers “Unlimited Polymer Solutions,” and is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. The company generates continuous growth through its expertise and innovative capabilities in materials development, systems design and surface technology. Approximately 20,000 employees at more than 170 locations around the world ensure success of the independent, privately held company.

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