Who We Are

About Specialty Industries

Specialty Industries can handle all of your contract packaging and assembling needs in Northeast Missouri, including De Kalb, Dearborn, Easton, Gower, and St. Joseph, MO. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Buchanan County, Missouri, providing meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities.

Our Mission

Specialty Industries will provide meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities.

Our Vision

Specialty Industries will be a premier manufacturing partner in our community. We will lead the effort to promote a better understanding of the capabilities and employability of individuals with disabilities.

Our Values

  • Provide a dignified work experience in a safe environment
  • Be respectful of each employee’s abilities and offer continued training to provide the opportunity for employment success
  • Advocate to protect the right to choose sheltered employment as a valuable work choice
  • Coordinate our business with community agencies for the benefit of all employees at Specialty Industries
  • Keep a continued focus on our mission for all business and financial decisions


What We Do Best

Assembly services

packaging services


Proven Success

The Numbers Don’t Lie

Specialty Industries is Buchanan County’s premiere assembly and packaging services provider. If you have a product to push, we are your outsource partner. 

View our annual report >

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SI: A Great Place to Work


of Production Employees report a higher quality of life because of their employment at SI

Persons with a Disability employed in 2021

Average Years on the Job

Production Employees



Jobs by Style


Packaging and Shrink-Wrapping




Labeling and Sleeving


Other Services

Specialty Industries is a proud member of the

We strive to act responsibly in our community and expect the same from our associates and business partners.

We have strong policies in place to protect the integrity of our supply chain. Our Code of Conduct is aligned with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code, an internationally recognised code of labour practice founded on the conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

It includes expectations concerning human rights (with specific reference to child labour), ensures colleagues in factories are treated fairly, and lays out our position on bribery, transparency and unauthorised subcontracting as well as environmental provisions.

ETI Base Code 12-2023
Dignity has a voice logo

Specialty Industries is proud to support A Team Missouri and the Dignity Has A Voice campaign.

Dignity Has A Voice, powered by the self-advocacy organization A Team Missouri, was created to tell the real story of people who choose employment in sheltered workshops.

A Team Northwest Missouri is the local chapter of this statewide advocacy group empowering people with disabilities to defend and protect the right to choose sheltered employment as a valuable work choice.

Learn more at www.facebook.com/ATeamNWMO.