EUGENE, Ore. — Six years after moving into their new space, a local nonprofit is bursting at the seams and expanding again.
The Pearl Buck Center helps people with developmental disabilities learn skills and find work.
Clients with a range of abilities do packaging work at their west Eugene facility.
One their biggest business partners is Red Ape Cinnamon.
Demand for their products is growing so fast, Pearl Buck is having to expand their production abilities. So, they’ve converted a storage room into a packaging room for organic products.
“It was our place to grow, and we just had no idea that we would be actually going to this space as quickly as we have been,” said Jan Aho, Executive Director of Pearl Buck Center.
New machinery and equipment will be brought in and the plan is to be up and running by July 1.