WICHITA FALLS, TX - The long time leader of Work Services Corporation is hanging up his hat after more than 25 years.
WSC President Jerry Bettenhausen said the company has seen some wonderful growth.
The non-profit corporation started in 1990 with 202 employees, and today it provides jobs for nearly 700 people.
Bettenhausen is proud to be part of the history, mainly because of the talented workers behind the machines who he said at one time weren't given an opportunity for employment.
"To see them get a job and with that, gain independence and self esteem and become productive members of our society, that is clearly the most rewarding part of what I have done here at WSC and what I'm going to miss."
The Wichita Falls office is proud to hold the longest running ability one paper clip contract and manufactures paper clips for the federal government. March 1, 2016 Bettenhausen will pass the torch to a new leader.
David Toogood is an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, who is retiring at Sheppard Air Force Base where he has served an Instructor Pilot and Senior National Representative for the United States in the Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training program at the base.
The future of Work Services Corporation is looking bright and is currently half way through one of its biggest projects yet.
The new facility is set to open up in late March on Hatton Road in Wichita Falls.
The company purchased the postal processing annex and said the building is being renovated from the inside out.
"The facility is going to be state of the art. It's going to be something fantastic for the community and for our employees. It is also going to offer all kinds of potential for Work Services Corporation to expand, you know, beyond what we are right now, and to me that's exciting. It's the future of WSC." said Bettenhausen.