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Off-Leash Dog Park Gets Gazebo

ACI and PetSmart Team Up to Improve Payson Park

Payson Gazebo
Photo by Keith Morris

Tails will be wagging when the construction of a long-awaited shade structure at the Rumsey off- leash dog park is completed.

Wild Horse Inmate Program Shines in Show Low

Two Horses and a Burro Find New Homes at Joint BML & WHIP Adaption Event

ACI's Wild Horse Inmate Program (WHIP) successfully placed three of its trained animals during an adoption event in Show Low Arizona last weekend. "Two of our horses and a burro found new homes, " reported WHIP Supervisor Randy Helm. "The Bureau of Land Management (BML) also successfully placed 20 horses during the event."

Carlos Esparza Earns ACI July 2013 Employee of the Month Honors

I am pleased to announce that Carlos Esparza, from our sales group has been selected the ACI employee of the month for July, 2013.

Carlos continues to work his territory diligently and continues to have success developing new accounts. He goes beyond the call of duty as witnessed by his efforts to deliver department end of year clothing orders. Dedicated to providing excellent service to his customers, Carlos works closely with the shops to make sure opportunities and orders are handled properly.

Yuma IPS Earns Service Pin

James Martin Completes His 25th Year of State Service

Please join me in congratulating IPS James Martin for 25 years of State Service.

James works for Mr. Cole, and in his absence

I (second from the right in picture below) was honored to present James his 25-Year Service Pin. 

Mario Diaz – Yuma, AZ – August 9, 2013

Yuma Team

La Paz 1 Call Center Wins Safety Services Company's President Cup for June 2013

Begun in 2002 by a guy with a vision — and not much else — Safety Services Company has grown into one of INC Magazine’s Top 5,000 Companies for the sixth year in a row. “I knew that we could quickly become a major player in the untapped safety training and compliance market, if we could just reach businesses desperate for our services,” explained Devon Dickinson, founder and current board member.

Sewing Shops Step Up to Meet Huge Challenge

Congratulations to Michael Moreno, John Hawley and Francisco Garcia

In mid March, ACI received an order from the Correctional department worth over $3 million dollars. Department regulations dictated that this order had to be completed by the end of June (our fiscal year). Typically, an order of this size would take 5 or 6 months to complete, especially in conjunction with dozens of other standing and pending orders.

In other words, this huge order presented a significant challenge to our Florence, Perryville and Douglas sewing shops.

Mattress Team Meets Aggressive New Production Goals

Congratulations to Darrell McGatha 

We are pleased to announce that Darrell McGatha, our Mattress and Upholstery shop supervisor, has been named the ACI May 2013 employee of the month. Darrell and his team worked tirelessly to produce 10,500 new department mattresses in a very compressed timeframe. While doing this business, the shop continued to handle all upholstery work in a timely and efficient manner. The shop remains clean and well organized and exemplifies good lean continuous improvement progress.

Wild Horse Program Milestone

Congratulations to Randy Helm 

I would like to congratulate Mr. Randy Helm.

Today Randy successfully adopted the first two BLM wild horses in the ACI wild horse program.

Randy and his team of inmates trained two horses to halter, lead, lift feet and load in a horse trailer. Adopting these horses is a huge success to this newly formed ACI business. 

Bill Foster – Florence, AZ – May 18, 2013