Boone Center, Inc. (BCI)—a nonprofit that improves the lives of adults with
disabilities through employment opportunities—will host an open house on Wednesday, April 12 from 9:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at BCI’s St. Charles County facility located at 200 Trade Center Drive
in St. Peters.
“Touring this plant is such a positive experience and, in many cases, an eye-opener,” said BCI CEO Troy
Compardo. “You’ll meet an incredible team of very abled individuals performing contract packaging and light
manufacturing work for global brands at a 99.3% quality rating. It truly is impressive!”
In addition to the guided tour, open house guests will enjoy a welcome reception and light refreshments.
Representatives from BCI’s competitive employment program will also be available to answer questions about
services that support individuals who want to work in the community. Finally, optional tours of the nearby BCI
Skills Center will be offered every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m.
With contract packaging facilities in St. Charles and Lincoln counties employing 235, along with its continuum
of other programs and services, BCI is one of Missouri’s top agencies for connecting individuals with
intellectual and developmental disabilities to work.
“If someone wants that pride and purpose that comes from having a job, we’re here to help—even if they have
no experience or don’t know where or how to begin,” said Compardo. “At the same time, we’re doing our best
to increase inclusive hiring throughout the region. There is potential everywhere, and open house is a great
introduction for anyone who wants to engage with our mission.”
While open house is free to attend, advance registration is requested at https://www.betterunite.com/BCI-
stpetersspringopenhouse2023. For more information, contact Dee Gerstenkorn at 636-875-5245.
A fall open house at BCI’s Moscow Mills facility in Lincoln County is planned for Wednesday, September 13.
About Boone Center, Inc. (BCI)
Founded in 1959, Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) inspires and supports people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities, challenging personal growth and development through a continuum of innovative employment
opportunities. Headquartered at 200 Trade Center Dr. W in St. Peters, Mo., BCI currently employs more than
235 adults with disabilities under its organizational employment program and serves dozens more with
employment services, vocational training, and follow-along services under its competitive employment
program and Skills Center. For more information, call (636) 875-5279 or visit https://boonecenter.com/.
BCI’s open house on Wednesday, April 12, is a chance to see employees like Phillip J. in action and learn
more about BCI’s continuum of employment programs for people with disabilities.