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Disability:IN Employer Members Receive OOD Partners of Inclusion Award

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Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) recognizes Crown Equipment Corporation as the 2018 Champion of Inclusion Award winner for their commitment to the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the workplace, and for being a leader of diversity and inclusion best practices in Ohio. The award honors companies that have hired at least five OOD job seekers, and have also met specific criteria that demonstrates their level of diversity and inclusion practices for individuals with disabilities in the workplace.

“We are honored to have a partner like Crown Equipment Corporation,” said OOD Director Kevin Miller. “With this award, it shows other businesses what is possible when inclusion is a part of your company’s culture.” For more information, see Director Miller’s video.

Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the top five largest lift truck manufacturers in the world and employs over 4,000 Ohioans. Crown has collaborated with OOD on many diversity and inclusion initiatives since 2015, including piloting an on-the-job training program this year.
OOD also recognizes the following Ohio businesses for their commitment to providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities: 

  • Platinum Award: CVS Health, FedEx Ground, Fifth Third Bank, Giant Eagle, Heartland at ProMedica/HCR ManorCare, OhioHealth, The Ohio State University, and Walgreens Perrysburg Distribution Center;
  • Gold Award: Aramark, Kroger, Meijer, Teleperformance, and University Hospitals of Cleveland;
  • Silver Award: G4S Secure Solutions, InfoCision, MaritzCX Research, Marriott International, MetroHealthSystem, Renhill HR on Demand, Speedway, and U.S. Social Security Administration

OOD’s Employer Partners of Inclusion Awards are a significant part of OOD’s annual business recognition program and highlight Ohio companies committed to providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. There are four levels of awards: Champion, Platinum, Gold and Silver. At each award level, employers must meet certain diversity and inclusion criteria. Congratulations to the OOD Employer Partners of Inclusion Awards winners. OOD offers its sincere gratitude and appreciation to all employer partners for their commitment to establishing and growing a culture of diversity and inclusion in the Ohio workplace for individuals with disabilities. For more information, visit OOD Employer Partners of Inclusion Awards.