CDC Resources has a number of initiatives to reduce organizational dependence upon government funding and further the mission of the organization. The primary goal of each is to generate profits to support needed programs in our target communities. Current ventures include:
For the past 30 years, CDC has utilized packaging, assembly, machine processing, custodial services, inventory management and industrial salvage contracts with area businesses to meet their operational requirements. This work, done at Rensselaer and Monticello, provides work experience and general vocational skills training for persons served within the larger goal of assistance in becoming more self-reliant. The business operates with a Special Sub-Minimum Wage certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor. This ensures that work done is paid at a commensurate rates tied to industrial norms.
A growing component of CDC Industries is done at the contractor’s site. Whether this is an ongoing custodial contract or a one-time salvage operation, CDC staff supervise the work to be done as part of the bid price. The program maintains insurance for this work and pays the workers.
Rest Park Attendant Services
The agency provides attendant and groundskeeping services for two Rest Parks along I-65 near the Wolcott and Roselawn / DeMotte exits. Indiana Department of Transportation has contracted with CDC through INARF [Indiana State Use Law administrator] to maintain these facilities 24/7 since 1995 as part of the states effort to increase governmental work opportunities for disabled citizens.
These contracts provide employment, over half of the staff at these parks have a disability, and a modest profit which CDC uses to underwrite important services that operate at a loss. The employees take pride in maintaining these state facilities 365 days out of the year regardless of the weather or usage volume by motorists and truckers.