Contractivity program and Pierce celebrate partnership

A Goodwill job-training program celebrated a special milestone and its partnership with Pierce Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corp. Co., at the Goodwill Shiner Center in Appleton on Tuesday.

Since 2014, Contractivity has been working with Pierce Manufacturing in cleaning and repackaging safety glasses into plastic sleeves. Team members and visitors at Pierce are required to wear safety glasses on site. Earlier this year, Contractivity marked its 100,000 pair of completed safety glasses.

Contractivity is a program that assists businesses in accomplishing tasks that aren’t cost-effective to be performed in-house while providing job training to people with barriers to employment.

“We’re so happy to work with you on these glasses,” said Aimeè McClure, senior environmental manager with Pierce, adding that the partnership keeps used safety glasses out of the landfill and provides cost savings.

The partnership has given 58 program participants a total of 3,196 hours of job-skills training over five years.

“We’re really, really thankful for this partnership,” said Paul Brunette, Contractivity program leader.

Brandon Strobel, who has been with Goodwill since 1999, was recognized for having the highest number of tracked hours devoted to the Pierce job. Brandon worked more than 300 hours on this contract.

About Goodwill: Goodwill NCW is a nonprofit human services organization whose mission is Elevating People by Eliminating Barriers to Employment across 35 counties in north central Wisconsin. The organization includes 27 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, 24 human services programs, a unique shopping experience at its Appleton outlet store, plus online shopping at, a women’s apparel website, and It offers four Donation Express sites and 10 convenient donation bins throughout the Fox Cities. Goodwill NCW is a Platinum Level member of, the world’s largest source of nonprofit organization information. Visit



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