Didlake’s Opal Business Center Celebrates 15 Years

Manassas, VA – Didlake’s Opal Business Service Center in Bealeton, Va., celebrated its 15-year anniversary on May 20. The celebration at the center included recognition of the center’s 13 employees who had been with the facility since it was acquired by Didlake in 1996. Each recognized employee received a gift bag with a gift certificate for an awards catalog.
“It was such a pleasure to honor all 11 individuals today for their 15 years as contributing members of the Didlake family,” said John Craig, Didlake’s vice president of rehabilitative services. “Each one of them, in their own way, has put forth great effort over the years to improve themselves as individuals while helping to make Didlake a better place for the rest of us to enjoy. It was a great and historical celebration of what Didlake is all about: People.”
The 15-year award recipients are: George Atkins, Sherry Bays, Phyllis Carter, Edward Conlon, Rolanda Cook, Alexanders Davis, Norman Jackson, Shannon Jackson, Gregory James, Robert Jenkins, Darra Kinsey, Alfreda Richards, and Carlos White.
Employees at the Opal Business Service Center provide a number of business services, including mailing services, product packaging, and chair caning.
About Didlake
Didlake, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. It was founded in 1965 to create opportunities for people with disabilities through services that connect them to employment, education and the community. It provides contract business services for commercial and government customers and has won numerous awards for its facilities maintenance; packaging/ assembly; and administrative services. The organization operates throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, in the Roanoke Valley and in Greater Hampton Roads. It serves more than 1,400 people with disabilities annually. Didlake, Inc. is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, accredited by CARF and proudly serves the nation through the AbilityOne program. Its partners include the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, local Community Services Boards and United Way of the National Capital Area. For more information, visit www.didlake.org.