GRASS VALLEY, Calif. - Walcraft Cabinetry will build a 35,250-square-foot facility that will create 20-25 jobs over the next few years, says the company. (Walcraft, a Northern California cabinet shop, is not related to and should not be confused with WalzCraft, the manufacturer of doors, drawers and cabinet components based in La Crosse, Wisconsin.)
Currently under construction, the Walcraft property in California will include a warehouse, showroom, and finishing facility for the online kitchen cabinetry company.
The expansion will provide hard-to-find career opportunities and a workplace sanctuary for those emerging from lives of crime, and addiction.
Walcraft owner Sean Walsh says his other company, Walsh Built Homes, experienced such success hiring individuals with these backgrounds that he decided to launch Walcraft Cabinetry as an additional business to do more of the same. Both of Walsh's companies serve as mentor employers within local non-profit Project HEART (Holding Excellence Above Relapse Team) and embrace a hiring model that focuses on providing jobs for those who can't find employment due to a checkered past.
Approximately 90 percent of Walsh's current employees have criminal and substance abuse backgrounds - including Brian Nightingale, Walcraft sales manager.
"Being a part of this company has changed the way I look at my life and my journey of sobriety and legal living. The amount of love poured out within this business shows me what life is meant to be. The support we give to one another is beyond anything I ever thought existed. I have never seen it outside of families," Nightingale said.
Walcraft Cabinetry offers high-end ready-to-assemble kitchen cabinetry that can be ordered online.
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