The “Cajun Contractor” Michael King, from Home Talk USA radio 1350 will be interviewing Linda VadnaisSaturday April 16 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM. Linda Vadnais is the founder of InvisiClimb and the creator of the invisible plant hanger and trellis kits sold by InvisiClimb. The trellis kits are great for Morning Glory, Moonflower and Clematis vines, and can be used on brick, siding, a downspout, mailbox, and fence post. These products help people add beauty to their homes and gardens by clearly displaying hanging plants and growing vines without visible wires, cords and weathered wood. She often says “you have to believe it to see it”.
Last month Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President submitted a post on The White House Blog that focused on the employment of people with disabilities. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had completed final Rules on the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA). As expressed in her blog post,“millions of Americans with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities, will be able to take one step closer to that level playing field we all seek and have the full opportunity to contribute to one of America’s greatest traditions: hard work”.
The blog post states “approximately 1 out of every 6 Americans lives with a disability, and millions more have a family member or friend who lives with a disability.” As we all know the level of capacity or incapacity an individual has varies with the type of disability. Nonetheless every American with a disability needs the opportunity to contribute to their community and their country.
The Pioneer Center for Human Services in McHenry IL provides career training for disabled workers and also provides actual employment for some of these workers. The work performed by these disabled workers, some with severe disabilities is high quality. The Pioneer Center is actually certified to perform medical manufacturing and packaging. They have an on-time record that would make any employer and employee proud.
The Pioneer Center’s disabled workers manufacture, package and shipInvisiClimb products. Some employees count out the Morning Glory and Moonflower seeds that go into our downspout trellis kit. Some employees can place a label on the package, some can assemble the plant hanger, and some can complete the packaging. Linda Vadnais says “everyone can use the ability that they have, so I like to think that all of the InvisiClimb products are produced by people with abilities rather than people with disabilities.”
Linda Vadnais could have had the InvisiClimb products produced overseas, but she believes that we should all make the world a better place each and every day. Going for the cheapest product is not in the InvisiClimb business model. Employing people with disabilities in the USA is a core objective.