Didlake Inc. Named 2020 Manassas Business of the Year

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Didlake Inc. is this year’s recipient of the Manassas Business of the Year Award. With recently-expanded operations in Manassas, Didlake connects people with disabilities to employment, education and inclusive opportunities throughout the National Capital Region.

The award was presented on Feb. 27 by the City of Manassas at the Prince William Chamber’s 10th Annual Business Awards Dinner. This dinner honors the best of the local business community. Last year’s  Manassas Business of the Year was Northern Virginia Community College – Manassas Campus.

Of Didlake’s 1,681 employees, 81% are people with disabilities, to whom the company annually pays $25 million in wages and benefits. Didlake owns and operates two UPS stores, one at Innovation Park and the other in Woodbridge. The company recently launched Didlake Document Imaging in Manassas. The company has also placed more than 300 individuals with disabilities at other employers throughout our community.

“Didlake is a shining example of how a business-led approach can help address a community’s social needs,” said Manassas Mayor Harry J. Parrish II. “While technically operating as a not-for-profit, the company acts like a private-sector employer competing for contracts and establishing business lines that provide meaningful job opportunities and life skills for some of our community’s most hard-to-employ citizens. Didlake offers a hand-up, not a hand-out, and enables people with disabilities to achieve the dignity of work and self-sufficiency,” said Mayor Parrish. “We’re very proud to have them as our 2020 Manassas Business of the Year.”

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