News and Calendar of Events 2017:  

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October 24-26: Friendship Industries/Able Solutions attend the Contract Packaging Association Pack Summit in Chicago.

October 12, 2017: Local SHRM provides employment tips during Abilities Awareness Month as part of Friendship Industries’ Community Employment Awareness Program.

October 11, 2017: Friendship Industries/Able Solutions announce plans to add over 30,000 square feet of production space. Press Release

September 25-29, 2017: Able Solutions attends PackExpo and works the CPA Booth.

July 18, 2017: Able Solutions sponsors the Valley Business Keynote event.

July 15, 2017: Board Member, Bill Wood, is featured speaker on WHSV’s Money Matters Today show.


December 22: Thanks to a generous donation from Cargills, Friendship Industries and Able Solutions employees receive a turkey for their holiday meal.

December 20: Aramark provides a lovely Holiday meal for Friendship Industries employees.

November 5-10: Friendship Industries attends the Annual International PackExpo

September 20-21: Friendship Industries attends the Revolution Pack Summit, in Chicago, at Frain Industries.

August 3, 2016: Disability Law gives a presentation regarding voting rights and accessibility. Thank you!

July 23, 2016: Friendship Industries is one of the sponsors for the Shenandoah Valley Business Keynote speakers event. This year the speaker was Dan Pallota.

June 6-7, 2016: CARF International surveys Friendship Industries Rehabilitation Programs.Awards Friendship Industries a 3-year certification.

May 4, 2016: Friendship Industries attends the Shenandoah Technology Council’s TechNite.

March 18, 2016 Friendship Industries is a sponsor of BizBlitz. Good luck to all participants in this energizing and creative event.

January 14, 2015: Friendship Industries presents to the Harrisonburg Chamber’s Diversity Council, focusing on disabilities and corporate structures as part of diversity.

January 6, 2015: The Sons of the Confederacy present a certificate to Friendship Industries recognizing our Flag Park and American Flag display at our facility.

December 19, 2015: Aramark at JMU donates the Annual Holiday Party to our employees. DJ Rick Rowe volunteers his time. What a great way to end the year.

December 16, 2015: Cargill Meat Solutions donates turkeys for our employees!

October 8, 2015: The Harrisonburg Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual Diversity Gala is held at CrossKeys Vineyard. Friendship Industries is a proud supporter of this event.

October 1, 2015: The Annual Pilot Club Picnic is held at Friendship Industries.

September 2015: Friendship Industries attends Packaging Expo 2015.

August 18, 2015: Friendship Industries supports the “ribbon cutting” for the newly created Alliance for NonProfit Partnerships.

May 16, 2015: Friendship Industries is a sponsor for the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Night.

April 18, 2015: Friendship Industries’ is a sponsor for the Bluestone Hacks event.

April 18, 2015: Friendship Industries participates in Rockingham County’s Give Back Day by providing free shredding.

April 11, 2015: Alpha Phi Omega’s service project of washing and cleaning all four vans is a huge help!

February 12, 2015: “Up” Conference with the Augusta Chamber of Commerce.

December 18, 2014: Christmas Party hosted by JMU and generously provided for by Aramark.

October 9, 2014: Pilot Club Annual Picnic for Friendship Industries’ employees, their families and supported employees and employment partners. Friendship Industries Employee Retires after 50 Years. 

October 7 2014: Press Release. 50 Year Celebration. 11:00 am at 801 Friendship Drive. Free Residential Shredding, Flag Ceremony featuring the HHS JR ROTC Color Guard and presentations by Del. Tony Wilt and Bob Goodlatte’s office. Tours and light refreshments offered. Open to the public. SaveTheDateEmail

October 2, 2014: Lunchbox Learning series starts in honor of Disability Awareness Month and as an enrichment program for our employees. Today’s speaker is Melody Ritchie of F&M Bank. Today’s topic is the importance of properly completing an application.

October 1, 2014: JMU Lifelong Learning participates in a class and tour at Friendship Industries.

July 2014: Friendship Industries embarks on a smoking cessation program with a collaborative grant from United Way as well as the RMH Foundation.

May 2014: JMU Nursing Summer Intern, “Nurse Stephanie” spends the summer providing information and lunchtime learning on many topics.

April 14, 2014: Dr Fred Fox honors Friendship Industries CEO, George W. Homan, II, with a presentation of a Harrisonburg Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow.

March 28-30: Friendship Industries’ Community Room hosts the White Bison Wellbriety organization, focusing on preventing substance abuse in the Native American population.

March 14, 2014: Friendship Industries Secure Document Services achieves its third consecutive year of AAA certification.

February 25, 2014: Friendship Industries’ Seth Whitten presents on the Wintergreen Adaptive Sports (WAS) program, for which he volunteers, to the Harrisonburg Rotary Club. WAS improves the lives of individuals with disabilities through outdoor sports.

.February 7-9, 2014: Friendship Industries participates as a sponsor of this year’s Startup Weekend in Harrisonburg.

January 30, 2014: Daily News Record publishes article highlight public private partnership. County Pumps Up Business

January 23, 2014: Friendship Industries participates in the Annual Harrisonburg Rockingham Chamber Non-Profit Business After Hours at WVPT.

January 10, 2014: Friendship Industries’ Board Member, Devon Anders, receives the HR CHamber Business Person of the Year. View  here

January 10, 2014: Seth Whitten is featured on “The Spark,” WMRA’s creative-focused talk show to chat about Wintergreen’s Adaptive Ski Program. Find the interview here

December 17, 2013: Friendship Industries Holiday Party, supported by JMU Aramark services.

November 22, 2013: Healthy Lifestyle Class Health Fair, run by JMU Nursing students. Open to all Friendship employees.

November 11, 2013: Everence on Mt. Clinton Pike hosts Friendship’s Document Destruction for a free shred day.

November 4, 2013: Friendship Industries is featured in a JMU College of Business article.

September 26, 2013: Pilot Club of Harrisonburg hosts a picnic for Friendship Industries. Pilot Club is a civic club advocating brain injury issues. Pilot Club Harrisonburg is a long-time supporter of Friendship Industries.

September 28, 2013: Friendship Industries sponsors the first MAD(e) event at JMU’s School of Engineering.

October 3, 2013: RR Donnelly’s Jeannine Peterson presents a Lunchbox Learning session on Completing Job Applications Properly.

October 7, 2013: A series of radio ads for Secure Document Destruction will air on 1470 WBTX AM. The ad will run for two weeks. Thanks to WBTX and The Interchange Group for making that happen. ShreddingRadioSpot

October 8, 2013: Friendship Industries Secure Document Destruction sponsors the Shenandoah Valley Human Resource Management group’s monthly meeting. Specialist, Seth Whitten, attends the meeting.

October 10, 2013: Rockingham Group’s Deb Van Horn presents a Lunchbox Learning Session on Selling Your Skills and Abilities.

October 17, 2013: Friendship Industries Community Resource Director, Sandra Quigg, is the featured speaker at the Institute for Management Accounting’s monthly meeting.

October 17, 2013: Virginia Employment Commission’s David Silcox presents a Lunchbox Learning session entitled Making A Good Employment Impression.

October 24, 2013: James Madison University’s Tara Roe presents a Lunchbox Learning session on Dressing for Interviews and Work.

October 22, 2013: Friendship Industries Board of Directors meeting.

October 31, 2013: James Madison University’s Rick Larson presents a Lunchbox Learning session on Attitude, Punctuality and Reliability in Employment.