Empowerment Through Employment

March 20, 2012 – A single connection can transform lives. One such connection occurred last November when State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) introduced Minute Man Arc to Quiet Logistics. Since that time, more than a dozen Minute Man Arc (MMA) consumers and their job coaches have worked in the Quiet Logistics distribution center in Devens every day.

Quiet Logistics is an eCommerce fulfillment company specializing in branded apparel, shoes and accessories. At Quiet, the consumers fold and stack more than 6,000 boxes weekly, earning wages and developing important life skills. Regardless of their intellectual abilities, Minute Man Arc workers provide an important service to this rapidly growing company.

On March 9th Senator Eldridge visited the job site to observe the workers in action. “I was very impressed with the dedication and efforts of Minute Man Arc consumers as they approached their work day with enthusiasm and commitment. And I commend Quiet Logistics for creating job opportunities for local adults who have developmental disabilities.”

Quiet Logistics is now the largest employer of MMA consumers in the area, delivering order fulfillment, packaging and shipping according to the exacting specifications of its clients. The company utilizes robotic technology developed by Kiva Systems to pick/pack/ship eCommerce orders for major brands and etailers like Bonobos, Inditex (Zara), and Gilt Groupe.

“Since November, MMA consumers have been an integral part of our operation,” said Bruce Welty, CEO of Quiet Logistics. “Their staff is reliable and productive, and we’re excited to continue to grow our relationship.”

With assistance from employers like Quiet Logistics and community advocates like Senator Eldridge, Minute Man Arc’s Employment Services Program has placed more than 90% of those who are able to work in positions where they learn new job skills and bring home weekly paychecks. Minute Man Arc has been providing creative and effective job opportunities to people with developmental disabilities for over 40 years.

About Minute Man Arc
Minute Man Arc is committed to enhancing the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities of all ages. We strive to enhance their inclusion in the community, to maximize personal choice and decision-making and to support them in reaching their full potential in all areas of their lives.
Website: www.minutemanarc.org

About Quiet Logistics
Quiet Logistics is the first Fulfillment to Consumer (F2C) provider that completes the eCommerce experience with an elegant mix of technology and branded packaging. Quiet delivers an exceptional, high-volume and personalized customer experience for some of the eCommerce industry’s leading fashion and apparel brands and e-tailers.
Website: www.quietlogistics.com

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