EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER (2023 Q1)
Terry Wilson started at Beacon Lighthouse for the Blind in 2012, on one of the production lines at the main manufacturing facility. While working in production, he became aware of an opening at the Base Supply Store on Ft Sill (BSC) and felt that this might be a good fit. At the BSC he has worked in Customer Service as well as stocking the sales floor. Terry has aided with deliveries to the Reynolds Health Clinic and various dining and training facilities across Ft. Sill. Terry has recently been put in charge of the warehouse and he has made great strides with the fine tuning of the internal organization of the warehouse, making it run more efficiently.
Beacon is beyond grateful for your hard work. Many thanks, Terry!
Celebrating our Employees
Each year our past and present Beacon family gathers to celebrate the achievements of our family.
On February 23, 2023, we once more came together in celebration for a meal and to acknowledge the achievements of various members of our family.
The images taken at our award banquet are just a small sample of the celebration of joy that we share with each other.
EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER (2022 Q4)
Lonnie Robinson joined our Beacon family as a General Operator back in 2002 and since then he has become one of our Lead Press Operators, who is very attentive to the quality of the product he is making. Lonnie is also a quiet, and reserved individual who is focused on the task that lies ahead of him until it is completed. Lonnie is very active in his church and working with the youth in the Youth Ministry.
Beacon is beyond grateful for your hard work. Many thanks, Lonnie!
EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER (2022 Q3)
Barbara has been with our Beacon Lighthouse family for 24 years and has experience in duties from boxing to press operator, she has, however, found great joy in operating one of our swing head presses. Over the years Barbara has introduced us to two of her sons, one of them currently employed with us, all of them doing well. Outstanding work Barbara aka Bubbles. Thank you!!
EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER (2022 Q2)
Pam has been with our Beacon Lighthouse family for over thirty years and has been a valued asset in varied areas of our production floor. Pam has the ability to follow various production procedures with great accuracy and speed. For those of you who don’t know Pam, she has a soft spot for her pet dog Bailey.
You are doing a great job, Pam, thank you!
EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER (2022 Q1)
David has been a member of the Beacon Lighthouse family since February 1, 2011. During that time he has had duties in different areas of production and sales. Currently, he has risen to the level of store manager at SAFB Ability One BSC and is doing a wonderful job. During his time with us we have had the joy of meeting his wonderful wife Rachel and learning of his four delightful children, plus, we have learned David has a little touch of wanderlust in that he would love to be able to travel to all 50 states. He has been able to visit 21 states in addition to the United Kingdom and we do believe that before he is through he will have covered them all.
Good Job David!
EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER (2021 Q4)
Guadalupe, lovingly known to our Beacon Lighthouse family as “Monsie” has been with us since 2016. She did the summer program with us and ultimately became a full-time employee after graduation. Since starting, Monsie has become a very valuable asset on our scrubber line and according to her co-workers a joy to have around, especially with her laugh and giggle.
Thank you so very much Monsie!!
Employees Brenda Terry and Blake Allen accepting check from NIB for 2022 Employment Growth Award
Beacon Lighthouse Earns 2022 Employment Growth Award
From National Industries for the Blind
On January 18, 2023, Wichita Falls, Texas -Beacon Lighthouse Inc was honored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, with the 2022 Employment Growth Award. The award recognizes Beacon’s efforts to increase employment retention, growth, and upward mobility for people who are blind.
“We are proud to provide employment opportunities for people who are blind in Wichita Falls, Texas,” said Judy Koetter, President and CEO.
“Congratulations to Beacon Lighthouse Inc for receiving NIB’s Employment Growth Award,” said NIB President and CEO Kevin Lynch. “Beacon continues to do an outstanding job of creating rewarding career opportunities for people who are blind in and around the Wichita Falls, Texas area.”
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