KANDU creates, promotes and provides diverse opportunities within the community that offer persons with disabilities or disadvantages the opportunity to pursue greater independence and meet their full potential.
KANDU Industries has been providing work opportunities to people with disabilities for more than 55 years. This service enables KANDU workers to achieve their maximum potential and enjoy the dignity of being productive citizens. At KANDU, we’re not about care giving… we’re about independence. In 1961, a small group of parents and supportive community leaders met to find ways to meet the employment needs of their sons and daughters with disabilities. By 1964, KANDU obtained its first outsourced work contracts from Parker Pen and American Baton companies. Over the years, KANDU has experienced tremendous growth and today, KANDU employs over 200 “clients” (persons with disabilities) along with a staff of over 100, placing KANDU as one of the leading not-for-profit work centers in the Midwest.
KANDU has provided industrial services to over 60 companies supplying them with high quality production, quick turnaround times, and competitively priced custom services. With continued opportunities in outsourcing and to accommodate the increased demand for high-volume packaging and assembly, KANDU expanded its production operations into a new facility on Barberry Drive adding 40,000 sq ft. of high cube production area.
Located in Janesville, Wisconsin, near the Wisconsin-Illinois border, KANDU Industries, Inc. is convenient to Chicago – O’Hare, Milwaukee – Mitchell, Madison and Rockford airports, and Interstate highways I-90/94, I-39, and I-43.
KANDU partners with a number of community and governmental agencies to ensure that individual choice and personal development are nurtured in the work environment as well as in other aspects of life.