Contractivity! is the contract manufacturing arm of Goodwill NCW that assists businesses in accomplishing tasks that aren’t cost-efficient to be performed in-house. By outsourcing work locally to Goodwill, companies can save valuable staff time which, in turn, will help improve their bottom line.
GoodWipers is a department of Contractivity! Scroll down for more information and a video.
Sub-assembly • Disassembly • Kit-to-customer • Reconditioning
Our manufacturing support capabilities range from handling simple sub-assembly to detailed multi-piece production jobs and reconditioning of products and parts.
We have successfully worked with companies of all sizes, and welcome the opportunity to help you improve your bottom line, enhance your operating efficiencies and achieve lasting cost reduction.
Products & Packaging
Collating • Labeling • Co-packing • De-kitting • Sorting
Our experienced products and packaging team can hand sort, bundle, bag, wrap, box and accommodate all of your custom packaging requirements. We can also manage the preparation of your advertising and promotional product distributions.
Save your own staff’s time and effort by letting our trained team handle this work for you.
Salvage • Recycling • Reclaim
We take our role in protecting the environment very seriously. Through our Recycling Assistance services, we can help customers like you keep as much by-product as possible from your processes out of the landfill.
We can assist with salvage/recycling of scrap loss and also find opportunities for reclaim of other waste, including creative reuse for hard-to-dispose-of materials.
What they are
GoodWipers are wiping cloths made from recycled textiles diverted from landfills. In 2017, GoodWipers diverted 84,320 pounds of material from landfills. The products provide job-skills training within our GoodwillNCW programs and services to people who have barriers to employment while offering top-quality, low-cost wiping cloths to businesses and households.
Our products are essential to such industries as automotive, plumbing, paper manufacturing, welding, construction, custodial and more.
Heavy-grade cotton: All-purpose wiper cut from corduroy and cotton twill. Ideal for cleaning machines and other industrial uses. 87 cents a pound, packaged in 30-pound bags
Colored knits: Traditional household wiper cut from colored T-shirts. Made for cleaning, dusting, painting, scrubbing and staining. $1.10 a pound, packaged in 30-pound bags
White knits: Cut exclusively from white T-shirts. Perfect for furniture, door and woodwork staining. $1.61 a pound, packaged in 30-pound bags
Terry cloth: Our finest wiping cloth cut from highly absorbent bath towels. Durable for automotive as well as heating and air conditioning uses. $1.37 a pound, packaged in 25-pound bags
“We use the wipers on ALL of our job sites, ” said Brian Wiza of the Boldt Company. “The bag size and towel quantity are just right for our needs, and the price is really good.”
“We’re very happy with the products,” said Noreen Haak of Black Haak Heating and Cooling. “All personnel have always been very helpful, and the product is fairly priced.”
“The Shiner Center’s GoodWipers division has provided outstanding support — quick turnaround on orders, most times same day,” said Wes Baker of Mid Valley Industrial Services. “We can always expect and receive fast and courteous service.”
Contact: Paul Brunette
Phone: (800) 258-2419
Ralph B. Shiner Center
1341 W. Spencer Street
Appleton, WI 54914
As a not-for-profit human services organization, Goodwill NCW uses the revenue from our stores to fund a wide variety of innovative programs and services that serve north central Wisconsin communities. In many cases, we collaborate with community partners, who also bring resources to the cause.
Some of these programs create jobs, offer training, and match assistive technology to those who need it. Others address financial, educational, developmental or diversity issues. All make our communities better places in which to live.