PDC Honored as the Santa Clarita Valley Community Leader for its Continued Support of the Tierra del Sol Foundation
Non-Profit Organization that Empowers Adults with Developmental Disabilities Publicly Recognizes Companies that Provide Ongoing Employment Opportunities
Valencia, CA (Nov. 26, 2013) PDC, the global leader of innovative identification solutions, was recognized for its community leadership at the Tierra del Sol Foundation’s 2013 Community Employment Luncheon on Nov. 15, at the Woodland Hills Hilton. PDC has employed clients of the Tierra del Sol Foundation for more than 20 years and is the first business in the Santa Clarita Valley to do so. Tierra has more than 125 volunteer partners that are mainly located in the San Fernando Valley. With PDC’s move to Valencia, the vision is that this will be the impetus to expand Tierra’s reach north into the Santa Clarity Valley.
“The employment rate – not the unemployment rate – for adults with developmental disabilities is only 20 percent, said Rebecca Linehard, Tierra’s associate chief executive officer. “However, the employment rate for those individuals sitting in this room is 100 percent,” Linehard said at the luncheon where Tierra’s affiliates, representatives from PDC, and other businesses that employ Tierra’s clients came to gather.
The partnership between PDC and Tierra began in the early 80s when PDC founder, Dr. Walt Mosher, pioneered an initiative to employ several of Tierra’s clients to work in the company’s marketing department, assembling product sample kits and mailings. To date, PDC has continued its long-standing relationship with Tierra by providing employment opportunities to some of the foundation’s newer clients throughout the years.
PDC also supports First Street Gallery Art Center of the Tierra del Sol Foundation by displaying 70 pieces of custom artwork throughout its Valencia facility. PDC serves as a host for prospective Tierra del Sol corporate customers who are interested in purchasing art installations for their businesses.
With more than 55 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of wristband, label, medical records, and imaging systems. The company serves the healthcare, leisure & entertainment, and law enforcement industries. A pioneer of innovative technologies, PDC introduced the first single-piece patient wristband, first bar code wristband system, first Smart Band® RFID Wristband System, first thermal printer wristband, and the award-winning PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.
PDC products are used in leading hospitals worldwide and comprise a comprehensive range of solutions that provide positive ID and positive clinical outcomes, while meeting important guidelines of the Joint Commission, World Healthcare Organization, FDA, AHA, and HIPAA. Complying with ISO 9001 standards, PDC follows a systematic, world-standard approach to ensure superior product design, manufacturing, and customer support services. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com.
On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.