Herkimer Industries, the vocational division of the Herkimer ARC, hosted an award ceremony for Valerie Postiglion, who was chosen as a 2013 Outstanding Performer by the New York State Industries for the Disabled on Oct. 11.
NYSID’s annual program recognizes exceptional vocational and personal successes on preferred source jobs.
At the reception, Postiglion shared a celebratory cake with her co-workers family and friends, and she was awarded a $500 NYSID check.
Postiglion works on replacement parts and other LED video screen projects in partnership with Fiberdyne Labs of Frankfort.
LED screen projects are part of work generated by NYSID Preferred Source contracts, which support jobs for individuals with disabilities.
“When we go out and sell our services, company heads are reassured that individuals with disabilities are quality workers and they are able to perform detailed and technical work. Our work on LED projects, from parts for the Thruway Authority to our work at the federal level for the video display screen at the Times Square Armed Forces Recruiting Station — all require attention to detail and individuals who are focused in a busy atmosphere. Fiberdyne is very impressed with workers such as Valerie, who help to strengthen our partnership to bring quality LED products to market,” said Herkimer ARC Vice President of Operations Michael Lamb in a news release.
Postiglion began at Herkimer Industries in 2000. She is proud of her work and she is focused to get the job done correctly and on time. She has become a “jack of all trades” in the vocational center. She works on different assembly packaging tasks including the operating heat sealing, shrink wrap and blister pack machines, drill press, heat cutters, the bar tack sewing machine and die cutter.