Getting most from her team

Photos by Gretel Daugherty—Peggy Gordon takes 12-ring sets of canning jar seals from the work station of Shawn Weaver, left, so she can verify his count for boxes of Tattler canning lids and rings. Gordon has been nominated for state recognition of her work as a vocational direct-support professional for people with disabilities who are employed by companies through Mesa Developmental Services. BELOW: Unable to move very well, Paul Baldwin slides lids down a makeshift chute and into a box as he packs Tattler lids. Workers employed through Mesa Developmental Services at companies have increased greatly in recent years.



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Photos by Gretel Daugherty—Peggy Gordon takes 12-ring sets of canning jar seals from the work station of Shawn Weaver, left, so she can verify his count for boxes of Tattler canning lids and rings. Gordon has been nominated for state recognition of her work as a vocational direct-support professional for people with disabilities who are employed by companies through Mesa Developmental Services. BELOW: Unable to move very well, Paul Baldwin slides lids down a makeshift chute and into a box as he packs Tattler lids. Workers employed through Mesa Developmental Services at companies have increased greatly in recent years.

A quiet air of concentration settles over the workshop at Labor Solutions, 2850 Chipeta Ave. From his wheelchair Paul Baldwin is sorting and pushing lids off a tray into a chute to box them…




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