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Company providing opportunity for those with disabilities and producing big results

By By NICOLE ESTAPHAN

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Human Technologies Corporation, in Utica, has been providing jobs for the disadvantaged for over fifty years now. It all began in the 1950's when the company first opened it's doors giving injured Korean War veterans a place to work. Fast forward to 2009 and the company has grown by leaps and bounds.

With seven different division the company does everything from packaging to merchandising for companies across the country, even making items for the department of defense that American military personnel use around the world.

All of the work, the 80,000 items the company outputs every year is down with a unique staff. Eighty percent of the not-for-profit companies staff has some sort of disability.

The company works hard to find the right fit for everyone who walks through the door, focusing more on what they can do rather than what they can't do

"The message really is it's not about disability its about identifying the ability and working with the ability." says Denise Flihan with HTC.

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