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Opportunity Partners is a nonprofit and social enterprise that provides business services and workforce solutions to our business partners. These partnerships help create meaningful and community inclusive work opportunities for adults with disabilities.

»» 8 Twin Cities production locations »» 157,000 square feet of production and warehouse space »» 400+ production employees »» 300 employees in the community at 30 customer sites »» More than 10 million pieces of finished goods produced annually »» Over 100 business partners

Together we advance the quality of life for people with disabilities.

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Flexible capacity

Control costs Focus on your core business Give back to the community

Business Solutions »» Contract Packing Services

»» Warehousing/Logistics

»» Kitting/Light Assembly

»» Administrative

»» Procurement and Turnkey Services

»» Custodial/Facilities

»» Fulfillment

»» Production/Manufacturing

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Bring your work to our location Our organization provides service solutions for many companies across a variety of market sectors. Production and manufacturing services at one of our 8 Twin Cities locations include: kitting and assembly, co-pack, repack, warehousing and logistics.

Expanding Business Capacity and Capability »» Energy Solutions is a manufacturer of industrial lighting products. They face seasonality in their demand. They rely on Opportunity Partners to assemble and pack their products and provide extra warehouse space to meet fluctuating needs.

Procurement and Turnkey Services »» Graco is a manufacturer of fluid-handling systems and products. Opportunity Partners purchases materials and components directly from Graco’s supplier network then manages the inventory, kits and blister seals the product and finally, ships the finished goods to their distribution center.

Cost Control and Savings »» Customized pricing options, which may either be a piece rate or an hourly charge, allow customers to manage budgets and reduce labor costs.

Kitting Solutions Coloplast Since 2008, Opportunity Partners has teamed with Coloplast to provide collating and kitting services. Angie Robey, Coloplast Senior Marketing Communications Manager, said Coloplast is very pleased with the partnership. “The level of service provided, including on-time delivery and high-quality results, have supported our ability to support those in need of our products.”

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Production Solutions Uponor “Over the past five years, our Opportunity Partners team has helped Uponor realize significant cost savings and increase inventory of sellable pipe. They created a process to repackage and sell pipe that falls short of 1,000 feet, the typical length of a sellable coil. We’re now selling odd-length coils of pipe, increasing profit and decreasing wasted material. The team has added considerable value to our production floor.” -Jeremy Barth Manufacturing Manager, Uponor

Bring our workers to your location Supported employment services provided at customer sites include custodial and facilities, dish room and food services, document imaging and administrative, along with production and manufacturing.

Flexible Capacity »» Opportunity Partners provides teams of assemblers and packagers to work at EPCO’s location that flex with the sales cycles of their business.

Custodial/Facilities »» Air National Guard has an Opportunity Partners team provide a range of general and specialty cleaning services so that military personnel can focus on their daily duties.

Administrative »» General Mills employs a team from Opportunity Partners to perform a range of special projects and administrative services that are not core to their business.

Dish Room and Food Service »» Bon Appétit needs a reliable work force to accommodate the high volume of customers during peak hours.

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Business Partner Success Stories Take a look at some of the amazing work being done in our community! Opportunity Partners offers employment services to meet your business needs. Since 1953, we have specialized in connecting skilled, trained people of all abilities with small businesses, family-operated companies and large corporations. Our staff are trusted problem-solvers who develop long-term relationships with employers. In turn, employers recognize Opportunity Partners as a reliable staffing solution to find talented, qualified people and increase company diversity.

Culver’s

Ben

As a member of the Culver’s team for 14 years, Ben makes an impression as he delivers food to customers and ensures the dining room is kept clean. He earned Employee of the Month recently for being reliable, taking pride in quality work, maintaining team spirit and ensuring that every guest leaves happy.

The Home Depot

Dylan

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As an employee of The Home Depot, Dylan has made a huge impact on his co-workers and customers. Within his first two weeks, Dylan had memorized the location of hundreds of the most popular items in all 54 aisles. He programmed his iPad to help communicate with customers, even those who do not speak English.


Partner with Us “…..For more than 50 years, we have relied on the flexible and cost-effective services of Opportunity Partners for our packaging and assembly needs. This trusted partnership has allowed us to accelerate our time to market, control our costs and focus on our core business....” Rob Coghlan, CEO, Coghlan’s

“Opportunity Partners is fantastic when it comes to flexibility and keeping things on budget and doing things on time.” Nicholas Golz, COO, PALCO Sports, Inc.

“We had things that weren’t getting done at our organization so we hired a team from Opportunity Partners and it has completely exceeded our expectations.” Michael Patterson, President, King Solutions

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