About Us

Development Workshop is, first and foremost, a community rehabilitation program, providing vocational training, paid employment, and placement services to individuals with disabilities.  Our mission is β€œto assist individuals who have a disability or who are disadvantaged to recognize and to achieve their chosen level of economic and social independence.”  Since the early 1970's, Development Workshop and Compleat Angler have worked tirelessly to establish and maintain our performance-based track record of success manufacturing for private industry and the U.S. Government

On any given day more than 100 people report for work at our three manufacturing facilities located in Eastern Idaho.  More than 75% of our direct labor workforce is made up of individuals striving for greater independence.

Development Workshop is a private, non-profit corporation.  Historically, 95% of all revenue is derived from earned income – the remaining 5% is provided in the form of grants, charitable contributions, special events and fund raisers.

We manufacture a wide variety of products under contract for private industry including many prominent names in the sporting goods industry, automotive aftermarket, cosmetics, and government agencies like the U.S. Department of Energy, General Services Administration, U.S. Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and Social Security Administration, among others.

Our contract capabilities and expertise include custom injection molding, industrial sewing, assembly, packaging, warehousing, and fulfillment.

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