The Manufacturing Division offers ongoing contract piecework for all program participants interested in improving their work skills. The Douglas Center procures piecework contracts in partnerships with manufacturers, businesses and individuals in the Chicago metro area. Our program participants are trained and skilled in the areas of light manufacturing, packaging, assembly, shrink-wrapping, labeling, heat sealing, fulfillment services, etc. All work is carefully inspected by quality control specialists prior to each shipment.



The Commercial/Industrial Sewing Division provides machine sewing training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The Douglas Center, in partnership with the AbilityOne program has held  sewing contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) in addition to an increasing number of sewing contracts from the private sector.


The Work Center offers a variety of cost-effective services to businesses and individuals in the Chicago metro area. For information on exploring a potential production/manufacturing project assignment for The Douglas Center, please contact Mir Khan, Operations Manager at or 847-674-1921 ext. 223. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your needs and to provide you with a free quote.