BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Bates Troy Inc. employee Michael Kildare has been recognized with a Joslin Award by New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID) for his outstanding performance on Preferred Source contracts, the company reports.
Through the Preferred Source Program, Bates Troy, a healthcare linen service, drycleaning and tailoring, and fire and water restoration company, says it has met the needs of numerous government healthcare locations while opening employment doors for people like Kildare.
Now in its 15th year, NYSID’s Joslin Awards Program annually recognizes those who have overcome individual challenges to experience meaningful employment, personal growth and better choices.
Bates Troy says Kildare has not missed a single day of work since he began working a year ago. In this relatively short period of time he has learned to operate many of the folding machines and is very efficient in the hand-fold process. He is simply a very good employee who hopes to do more over time, says Bates Troy.
In addition to working with Bates Troy during the day, Kildare also helps his stepfather demolish houses after work for the City of Binghamton. If he didn’t have his job at Bates Troy, he would pass out newspapers at nursing homes to be of service to others.
The Joslin Award is named for William B. Joslin who served as CEO of Human Technologies in Utica and as a member of NYSID’s board of directors for many years to honor his unwavering commitment to Preferred Source employment opportunities and empowered lives.