Crowder Industries

3707 Howard Bush Drive

Neosho, MO 64850

(417) 451-5075

We are a not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to employ persons with developmental disabilities, mental, and physical challenges in Newton County and the surrounding area. Our workshop helps our employees develop themselves as workers with the goal to help them excel as far as their desire and ability can take them until they are retirement age.  

Our employees provide labor and products for over twenty businesses in a seventy mile radius of Newton County. They are paid a commensurate wage on a scale in proportion to what workers in competitive employment would earn for similar work. In some areas, to ensure safety and welfare of employees, we provide more supervision/assistance per employee than businesses in competitive employment.     

Our continued mission is to provide employment opportunities for our community members impacted by disabilities. Our workshop has effectively provided employment and development opportunities for almost fifty years.

We support and encourage our employees who desire competitive employment in our community.

By employing some non-disabled employees our disabled employees benefit. Our non-disabled employees have chosen to work in the workshop. They are supportive of their disabled co-workers. They work side-by-side helping each other as needed.

All of our employees show respect to one another.

The Workshop is not a government agency. While we receive some state and county funding, we rely upon revenue to come from our business customers. The more business we attain, the more effective we are at providing meaningful work to our employees and insuring long- term employment opportunities.

Our Employees

Crowder Industries Employees

Photo: Workshop employees prepare product for a lo