FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Massachusetts House of Representatives, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition, has recognized Mack Prototype, Inc., a rapid prototyping and tooling company, for providing employment opportunities to citizens recovering from mental illness. Presented by Speaker of the House Thomas Finneran and State Representative Brian Knuuttila, “the annual award celebrates an employer’s demonstrated willingness to help others and participate in its community,” says Ric Perry, president, Mack Prototype.
Working with Crystal House, a social and vocational center in Gardner, Mack Prototype employs four of its members in the molding and assembly operations. “These are great people who have had to overcome some difficult challenges,” says Patty Delay, Mack Prototype project manager. “They are excellent employees who are totally committed to meeting our expectations and getting the job done right. And if one of them can’t make it to work for some reason, a Crystal House employee will work in their place.”
“Crystal House supports our business by training the employees, providing transportation, and backing them up in the event of absenteeism,” adds Perry. “They have provided a wonderful employment alternative for Mack Prototype, and at the same time, are supporting these individuals. We’re more than happy to both support them and recommend them to other Gardner employers.”
Mack Prototype is a division of Mack, a leading supplier of contract manufacturing services and injection molded plastic parts to high technology companies. Mack Prototype offers a full complement of product development services, including computer aided design, engineering analysis, rapid prototyping, polyurethane casting, extensive model finishing operations, tooling and small-part molding. For further information, call (978) 632-3700 or visit www.mackprototype.com.