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Lean, Green , and Made in the USA…Doing Business with UNICOR. DeLoran B. Lyles Marketing, Research and Corporate Support Branch UNICOR/FPI. GSA SmartPay 2010. … Impressions of UNICOR !. Refreshed Outlook Renewed Senses Long Lasting Green 5. That was UNICOR 20 Years Ago.
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DeLoran B. Lyles Marketing, Research and Corporate Support Branch UNICOR/FPI
GSA SmartPay 2010
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has over 200,000 detainees in it’s system as of August 2010 versus a population of over 65,000 when the video was created19 years ago.
So what is UNICOR today?
Many people believe that UNICOR…
is a required source to buy furniture
uses inmate resources to make furniture
is a mystery !
1 Reduces government spending
2 Positive impact upon US economy
3 Impacts viability/health of communities
4 Promotes safety/security in our facilities
5 Provides a fresh start for a brighter future
“We must accept the reality that to confine offenders behind walls without trying to change them is an expensive folly with short term benefits…. It is wrong. Its is expensive. It is stupid.”
By the time you leave this session… 5more federal inmates will be released from prison
He or she may become your neighbor
The kind of neighbor he or she becomes will likely be influenced by the experiences, life skills and marketable jobs training acquired in prison.
2.5 million people are incarcerated in the USAand 98% will, one day, be released.
Early federal inmate workers were contracted
out to states and localities to earn their keep
Today’s Inmate workers produce hundreds of products and services
While adhering to increased educational and social demands.
+/-11,000 factory workers… commute on foot to their jobs
80+ factories; 70+ locations… inside federal correctional facilities
150+ diverse products/services… with production ceilings
Customers… limited segments
Sales goals… but not profit-driven
Electronics Manufacturing and Testing
Vehicle Component and Engine Repair
Pre-Press/Graphics Arts Design
Tele-Servicing & Response
Carpentry & Upholstering
Tool & Die Fabrication
Data Entry and Conversion
Recycling Materials Processing
Solar Panel Production… and more
79.7% purchases of materials and supplies from private sector businesses
16.7% Staff salaries
3.6% Inmate pay
We ARE Government (BOP/DOJ)
We KNOW Government
Held to a STRICT CODE of ETHICS
We have been around for 75 YEARS
We EARN the public’s TRUST every day
HIGHEST STANDARDS of business practices
If You Need it ?
We’veGot what you need !
Doing business with UNICOR
Green designated schedule of products
On-line answers to questions
No need to compete your requirements
Rigorous performance testing to meet or exceed industry standards;
A robust SAP manufacturing system
ISO 9001:2000 and 2008 certified factories
Lean Six Sigma standard methodology to improve efficiency, reduce waste, enhance customer satisfaction
And we mean Green!
We don’t “Greenwash!”
Should you care?
For 25+ years, UNICOR has engaged
in green practices!
And we’re growing in the right direction
Senior level task force to steer 5-year Environmental Plan
Judicious vendor selection
Roof-top headquarters solar panel system
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Former inmate Jonathan Queen is the quintessential success story.
Raised by drug-addicted mother
Sold drugs at 14 years old
Arrested 3rd time at age 23
Sentenced to 10 years in federal prison
No money; $1,100 fine; minimal familysupport
Had a choice to make:
Pursue a better path
Devoted husband, father and community leader
Employed citizen; government contract manager
Runs GED program
Started publishing company; accomplished author
Motivational speaker and Deacon-Elect
Life is good!