For the Auburn Reporter
Auburn-based Orion Industries, a leading national model for social enterprise, announced a new look and brand to better represent current and future growth in its mission and business.
The mission of Orion is to change the lives of people with barriers to employment by building esteem and creating opportunities through training, education and successful business platforms. Orion’s customers include large Fortune 500 clients like Boeing and Microsoft.
A key driver behind the new Orion brand was the successful 2016 merger with Diversified Industrial Services in Mukilteo. As part of the merger Orion gained new manufacturing capabilities, expanding product lines while also allowing additional training opportunities to support its transitional employment model.
Orion also expanded its service offering to include individual employment services and community inclusion services. These programs support more than 50 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in community employment settings.
“A top priority during our rebranding effort was the strong desire to continue to appeal to our existing customers and partners. They are the strong foundation for our mission and business and we will continue to serve them at the world class level they require,” said Jerry Chase, newly appointed CEO of Orion. “We also wanted our new brand to reflect the growth in our mission and business because of the Diversified Industrial Services merger, and we wanted to appeal to new partners and customers as we strive to grow our mission and business. We believe the new look and brand really hit the mark.”
As a result of their success over the past 10 years, Orion has supported more than 2,300 people in their training programs and placed almost 1,000 individuals into careers.
Orion has earned numerous awards for the quality of its products.
Learn more at orionworks.org.