of the Year

Awarded to a community partner or an employer committed to inclusion and ensuring that all people are represented.

Rach-Al-Paca Fiber Processing

Nominators: Patrick Eisele, Jodi Iverson, and Kaelene Klemick

Rach-Al-Paca Fiber Processing, a Lifeworks partner in Hastings, uses a community-centric approach to diversify talent and create an inclusive environment. With open arms and high expectations, they welcome the people we serve, young males at risk, and veterans.

They concentrate on individual strengths, teach life lessons, and develop skills – helping to ensure the future success of their employees. Their willingness to be flexible and adapt tasks as needed has improved accessibility for all.

As champions of inclusion, Rach-Al-Paca invests in people and shows through example that we are better together.