After thousands of manufacturing jobs were swept away by the recession, Michigan’s economy is once again on the upswing.
This resurgence is due, in part, to companies like Cascade Engineering, a plastic-injection molding company in Grand Rapids.
Cascade is not what many of us would consider a typical manufacturing company. From its inception in 1971, Cascade has been committed to People, Profit and Planet. Sustainability and improving the local community are core business objectives.
This mindset has led to Cascade’s nationally recognized welfare-to-career program, which has helped over 800 people move from government assistance to independence and boasts a 98% retention rate. An in-house social worker team guides employees as they transition back to work from government assistance or incarceration.
This socially conscious approach to business has endeared Cascade to partners and customers alike, and demonstrates the importance of thinking beyond the bottom line to find success.
PwC believes in creating purposeful enterprises that are benefiting people, communities and society-at-large without sacrificing profit. Learn more by visiting our What’s Working: Purpose + Profit page.