New Location, Same Great Service
ShredMasters and ValleyRecycling have a new home in Abbotsford. The two businesses, operated by Communitas Social Enterprises (CSE), are now located at #102 – 33445 Maclure Road in Abbotsford.
ShredMasters provides pick-up and drop-off shredding services in Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Chilliwack and Mission, making it a truly local business. ValleyRecycling provides commercial and multi-family recycling services in the same area. The location on Maclure is more central and provides the enterprises with better facilities.
“This new space provides us with the opportunity to house our enterprises in a larger, more efficient space,” says George Jacob, chief operations officer for Communitas Supportive Care Society. “It also allowed us to bring other services together under one roof.”
The new space is also home to Support Toward Employment Program (STEP), which offers people diagnosed with mental illness the opportunity to receive work experience through ShredMasters and ValleyRecycling. Communitas Employment, which provides similar supports to those living with a developmental disability, has space in the building as does the maintenance staff who maintain all Communitas homes.
“Having a dedicated reception area is really nice for our customers and we now have a proper training room space as well as break-out rooms for one-on-one meetings,” says outgoing CSE manager, Matt Dirks.
John Kremmer, who is taking over for Matt, agrees. He’s excited about the new space and the opportunity to see the enterprises grow.
“It’s a good time for me to be joining the team,” John says. “I’m looking forward to working with the people we serve, the customers we already have and making new connections in the community.”