Manufacturing at ArcWorks

Meet Audrey: 13 years at ArcWorks

Employment, Programs and Services, Stories Of People We Support

Meet Audrey who is celebrating 13 years ArcWorks. If you have the opportunity to work alongside Audrey you’ll quickly see she is positive, enthusiastic, hard-working and a great role model to colleagues. Audrey likes the manufacturing and production work she does, especially on the assembly line or packaging. Audrey really enjoys her work hours which are 8:30AM to 2:30PM. Today you can find Audrey packaging medicine, making sure there are 12 bottles in each box. Audrey also enjoys putting together the boxes that will eventually be filled by other ArcWorks teams. “I like busy work,” she explains. Other recent packaging …

ArcWorks, Contract Manufacturing

ArcWorks integrating people with disabilities into the workforce

Programs and Services

By: Velvet Spicer November 27, 2019 published in the Rochester Business Journal. In 2017, just 6 percent of Monroe County’s more than 57,000 disabled residents were employed, and of the nearly 20,000 total individuals unemployed in the county that year, some 19 percent were people with disabilities. ArcWorks, a program of the Arc of Monroe, is looking to improve that. “We’re an integrated contract manufacturer that employs assembly operators and individuals with disabilities,” said ArcWorks’ business development manager Melissa Mayo. “Many people who come in to take a tour, I don’t know what their thoughts were in the past, but when they …

ArcWorks

A 38-year career at ArcWorks

Staff Perspectives

Gloria Boose was hired as a Clerk/Typist 38 years ago at what is now ArcWorks. The best thing about coming to work every day, in her opinion, is seeing the people we support. “Everyone is genuine. It’s so refreshing. I feel like I’m doing something good and helping people. This job is rewarding.” Having been with the Arc for so long she has seen many people who used to work at ArcWorks move on to our Silver Lining program, a service for retirement-aged people we support. Gloria expresses that she’s had good supervisors and directors along the way who made …

Direct Support Professional

Recognizing Direct Support Professional Barbara Kostecke-Horton

Employment

BARBARA KOSTECKE-HORTON: EMPOWERING PEOPLE AS A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL Barbara Kostecke-Horton serves as a Direct Support Professional for The Arc of Monroe, a CQL-Accredited human service organization headquartered in Rochester, NY. The Arc of Monroe provides a variety of programs and services for over 1,700 people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families in the Rochester community for almost 60 years. Barbara focuses in on certain components within each of the Personal Outcome Measures® indicators, helping the people she supports understand them. Barbara has helped several different people identify and achieve their goals through interview and discovery process. Some of the goals …

A good job

Stories Of People We Support

Meet Mike Kirchoff who started his job at ArcWorks, a division of the Arc of Monroe, twenty years ago.  ArcWorks is the contract manufacturing facility on Lyell Avenue in Rochester, NY. A typical day Mike works on the operations floor in assembly.  He works full time Monday through Friday.  A typical day starts at 8:30a when he arrives on the operations floor.  He is hands-on until 10a when he joins a group of colleagues who volunteer locally, cook together, or visit a park.  Mike is back out on the floor after lunch from 12:30 to 3:30. Recently ArcWorks was contracted to …