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Stories and Articles about Baker Industries

40 years of having great support at Baker: Spotlight on Karen Cruickshank

Karen Cruickshank’s involvement with Baker Industries began over 20 years ago when she met neighbors Charlie and Weezie Baker. Karen and her husband Jim became regular volunteers and supporters of Baker. A dedicated member of the community, Karen served for eight years as an elected member of the Tredyffrin/Easttown School Board and served two years…

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40 years of changing lives at Baker: Spotlight on Charles

Charles knows the importance of family. After moving out of a York, PA recovery house in December of 2019, Charles spent time living with his sister in Chester county while seeking an apartment and a job. Having struggled with recovery and health issues for many years, Charles had no recent work history or regular address.…

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40 years of changing lives at Baker: Spotlight on Chris

December of 2020 was a busy time for Baker Industries. With the holidays approaching, our clients were looking to finish up sizable orders and get them shipped out as soon as possible. Chris joined us at our Malvern location through a recommendation from his probation office and had an immediate impact on production. He quickly…

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40 years of changing lives at Baker: Spotlight on Taminko

    Taminko came to Baker Industries this May after learning about our workforce development program through her roommate, a fellow returning citizen. Taminko quickly showed herself to be a force of strength, positivity, and dedication. She fell in love with how “Baker helps the underdogs.” In Taminko’s words, “Baker is giving me a second…

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40 years of great partnerships at Baker: Spotlight on CTDI

How long have you been involved with Baker Industries? CTDI has been involved with Baker Industries since 2010. Baker Industries performs box assembly work for CTDI supporting our Set-Top Box, Mobile Consumer Electronics, and Network Services Divisions. This work is critical to our distribution business and allows CTDI to provide material to our customers in…

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Baker Industries and our Donors were focused on providing a safe work place during Covid

Baker Industries’ Pandemic Relief Efforts For the working poor, the early days of the pandemic were terrifying as our facilities were shuttered indefinitely and weekly wages were not guaranteed. Thanks to the generous and timely donations of the following donors, we were able to provide for our workers, financially and emotionally, through weekly pay, pharmacy…

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40 years of great partners: Spotlight on Stockwell Elastomerics

  Bill Stockwell is Chairman of Stockwell Elastomerics, a 102-year-old Philadelphia-based manufacturer of custom components for manufacturing and technology companies. Bill and his team partner with Baker Industries as a customer, donor, and employer. On Hiring “In the past, we made attempts to hire returning citizens without using an organization such as Baker. Many attempts…

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40 years of working with the Arts at Baker: Spotlight on the Wilma Theater

  Lee Ann Etzold Portable Studio Program Director, Wilma Theater How long have you been involved with Baker Industries? We are entering our fourth year in partnership creating performance with Baker Industries! How did you learn about Baker? I first heard about Baker Industries when I learned they were interested in coordinating a group trip…

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Baker participant Angel using a pallet jack

40 years of changing lives at Baker Industries: Spotlight on Angel

Angel came to Baker seeking two homes. He needed a personal residence beyond the church shelter where he was residing and a work home where he could rebuild his career. Having lost jobs as a machine operator and sanitation worker due to personal challenges and lack of reliable transportation, Angel came to Baker because of…

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Celebrating 40 years of Family at Baker Industries.

  Married for 20 years and working together at Baker for more than a decade, John and Karen have created a rewarding life for themselves, despite their individual challenges. From their annual two-week trip to the Jersey shore each summer to breakfast every weekend at a favorite spot, they continue to enjoy spending all of…

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