The disability community is now the largest and fastest growing minority segment in the world.
Delano, MN (Vocus/PRWEB) February 08, 2011
Springboard Consulting, LLC® recently announced the Disability Matters honorees for 2011. Of 16 honorees in five categories, Landscape Structures Inc., a Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer, received the Marketplace Award for its commitment to providing inclusive playgrounds to children and families of all abilities.
The Disability Matters awards represent businesses that serve as role models for their peers in Corporate America, the U.S. Federal Government and small businesses alike for their initiatives to recruit, provide support and market to the disability community, which is now the largest and fastest growing minority segment in the world.
“It is so personally gratifying to see the incredible commitment of our honorees to the full inclusion of people with disabilities and their families in so many aspects of their organization,” said Nadine Vogel, founder and president of Springboard Consulting and the Disability Matters Conference, and the mother of two children with special needs. “Their passion and dedication to high standards for this most important work, inspires employees and customers alike.”
This year’s winners will be honored at our 5th annual Disability Matters Awards Banquet & Conference to be held on April 6-7, in San Jose, Calif. In addition to Landscape Structures, Alaska Air Group, Inc.; AMC Entertainment; and The Braun Corporation were honored with the Marketplace Award. Cisco Systems, Inc. and KPMG LLP received the Employer of Choice Award, Morgan’s Wonderland and Words, LLC received the Small Business Award while CSX Corporation Inc., Manpower Inc., Naval Sea Systems Command and The Procter & Gamble Company were honored with the Workforce Award, and Best Buy Co., Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), EMC Corporation and QUALCOMM Incorporated received the Workplace Award.
To learn more about Disability Matters, visit: http://www.consultspringboard.com/category/disability-matters-2011/
Since 1971, Landscape Structures Inc. has been the leading commercial playground equipment manufacturer in the world. The employee-owned company is committed to making the world a better place with active children thriving in leading communities year after year, generation after generation. Landscape Structures encourages outdoor play that develops healthy kids and a sustainable world by creating innovative products that are environmentally responsible. The company’s mission from day one has been to enhance children’s lives by fostering and creating inspiring play experiences while honoring the environment.