A Community Partnership That Works
At Suncast, our people make everything possible, and we strive to foster a diverse community and promote equal opportunity initiatives to make new things possible for them.
As part of our Brilliant by Design™ initiative to create a brighter, more brilliant future, we have partnered with AutonomyWorks to be the first company to employ adults on the autism spectrum in manufacturing roles. Employees work at Suncast’s Batavia, Illinois, facility packing parts boxes, ensuring the right parts are in the box 100% of the time.
“At Suncast, it’s our people who make everything possible,” said Jim Ahlborn, President and CEO of Suncast Corporation. “This partnership will not only continue to broaden the diversity of our workplace, but we will also be helping those within our community while addressing a critical customer service and manufacturing labor need. It’s a win-win-win!”
AutonomyWorks provides high-quality business process and operational support to innovative companies around the world. Their team of autistic adults possesses excellent attention to detail, process focus, and commitment to results—exactly the skills required to deliver at exceptional levels of quality.
AutonomyWorks was founded to create jobs for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In the United States, according to the organization, 80% of autistic adults are underemployed or unemployed, with no avenues for employment available to them. AutonomyWorks partners with companies to create jobs that leverage the unique talents of individuals on the spectrum.
“Adults with autism have many skills that are highly valuable in the workplace, such as excellent focus or attention to detail,” said Dave Friedman, CEO of AutonomyWorks. “Companies like Suncast are tapping into this potential and enabling people on the spectrum to build independent lives—something we all deserve.”
To learn more about AutonomyWorks and the talents of people with autism, please visit autonomy.works.