Frequently Asked Questions
Who is BEi?
Bollinger Enterprises, Inc. (BEi) is an organization that provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities. For over 35 years BEi has been a reliable labor resource for the manufacture and service sectors. Many local/regional industries contract manufacturing work operations with our workshop facility. These operations are completed to their time expectations and to their quality assurance specifications. A prime example of our time and quality capabilities is the assembly and packaging of 30,000 mugs in one day for Whirley DrinkWorks.What types of work does BEi do?
BEi workers can help with on-time delivery and quick turnaround times for
Every customer and every contract job is unique. Cost is determined based upon prevailing wage labor costs, any additional materials used in production processes and our facility operation’s costsHow quickly can a job be completed?
We want to work with you; we will do our best to meet your requirements. You give us a deadline and we will determine before we accept the job whether or not we can meet your requirements. If we accept your delivery terms, we will have the product ready for delivery on the agreed upon date.What types of quality control procedures are in place?
BEi is ISO 9001:2000 Certified for assembly, packaging, inspection and quality control services. Even though ISO certifications are very specific in nature, our certification demonstrates that we adhere to strict quality control standards at all times. If you are not ISO Certified, we will work with all of your quality assurance processes to ensure your expectations are met. Every product that leaves our facility has been double checked to make sure the product meets our customers’ requirements.What are BEi’s capabilities?
For jobs for which it is feasible, we prefer to pick up the raw materials, transport them to our workshop at 44 N. State Street, N. Warren, PA, work the materials, package the finished product for delivery, and deliver the finished product back to you for a mutually agreed upon price.Where is the work done?
The majority of the work is completed in our workshop. BEi, however, can also provide mobile work crews that can work in customer facilities when it is not feasible to transport product to our workshop. A job coach will accompany the crew initially to help provide on-the-job training and to oversee the crew’s work until the job coach is satisfied they are all doing the job to the employer’s requirements and satisfaction. This is contract labor. We charge a flat rate/hour per worker which reflects the current minimum wage, workers compensation fees, FICA taxes and BEi’s administrative costs. There are a limited number of workers available to work on-site, but we will work with you to provide workers for all of your labor needs.What product transportation is available?
BEi owns a 26 foot box truck with a capacity to haul (10) pallets of materials or product at once for which mileage fees are charged. Your company truck fleet or common carriers can also be used.What equipment does BEi have available?
We have some equipment in-house – a shrink wrap machine, a band saw, tapping machines, a stationary drill, lighted magnifiers, calibrated calipers and miscellaneous small items needed to accommodate our workers. For specialized jobs companies often place their equipment at BEi. If we were to be guaranteed work in the long term contingent upon having access to a specific machine, we would discuss the possibility of the purchase of the machine with the customer.Why should you use BEi workers?
BEi can offer you a dependable workforce without the headaches of personnel management and payroll costs. Using our workers helps you to better manage your manufacturing operations through more efficient use of your own labor resources.
If you have a question that does not appear in this FAQ listing, please call (814) 723-8431 for further assistance.
Employment Services FAQ for Businesses and IndustriesWhat is SES?
SES is Supported Employment Service, a unique employment service. The purpose of SES is to place people with disabilities into suitable jobs in area businesses and industries.Why hire a worker through SES?
By hiring a worker through SES, employers:
The purpose of a community based assessment is to determine an individual’s vocational interest and ability on specific jobs. Performing the job in the actual worksite gives a more accurate assessment of the skills than the traditional off site evaluations conducted with work samples and written assessments. The opportunity to try several different types of jobs defines those skills even further so that when an individual applies for a job, he/she has some experience on that type of job, a genuine interest in performing that type of work, and the skills needed for the job. It benefits you, the employer, by reducing the amount of initial training and having an employee who wants to work for you.
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