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Hillcroft Services open house allows visitors to tour site

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Hillcroft Services will host an open house so visitors can take a look at the facility that employs local residents with developmental disabilities.

The nonprofit moved into its newly built location at 1400 Commerce Parkway at the beginning of the year. The open house will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Previously the group’s workshop had been located in part of an industrial building off Forsythe Street.

About 50 clients are employed in the workshop doing manual labor tasks, such as putting together packaging for local manufacturers, sorting items or breaking down items such as CD and DVD cases, manager Greg Armbruster said.

The building also houses the Creativity Unlimited programs for clients who are retirement age or aren’t able to help in the workshop, he said.

The building is smaller than the organization’s previous location, but since it was built for Hillcroft, less space is wasted in the workshop, Armbruster said.

“We’re loving it. It’s efficient and clean and has been a great change for us. It’s a much more attractive building to bring people in and show them what we do,” Armbruster said.

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