BAC’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Custodial Contract Employee Celebrates 25 years on the job!
BAC employee Clayton Gage working outside the iconic Cape Canaveral Space Force Station lighthouse
For Clayton Gage, working at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station has been a lifetime career. Earlier this month, he celebrated his 25th work anniversary! Clayton began working for BAC in 1997, during the same time that BAC started its very first custodial contract through the AbilityOne program.
The AbilityOne Program is one of the largest sources of employment in the United States for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. Approximately 500 nonprofit organizations, including BAC, employ these individuals and provide quality products and services to the Federal Government at a fair market price. BAC employs more than 650 people with disabilities who provide award-winning service to our customers across the southeast and Puerto Rico.
Clayton began as a part-time custodian working at “a very cool place, we watch rockets launch during our lunch break.” Now, he is a full-time employee serving both our military and space industry with his work at the “Cape”.
“Not only do I work on this contract, I also do Special Olympics,” remarked Clayton, “Right now I’m in swim season, but I also do volleyball, softball, bowling and I used to do horseshoes too.”
Clayton’s favorite part of participating in the Special Olympics is playing left field in softball.
What Clayton likes most about his job is coming in before his shift starts to “sit down and have a chat and a cup of coffee” with his coworkers. Having a good relationship with his team is important to Clayton and he especially likes to celebrate milestones and holidays with his coworkers.
“I am proud to keep up with this contract, I have a good job” stated Clayton. “I am thankful to BAC.”
From left to right: Alan Johnson, Clayton Gage, Reggie Philips, Frank Kapr, Carl Stephens, Dave Thomas, James Fox and Perstheen Flowers
The entire team at BAC’s CCSFS custodial contract site celebrated the 25th anniversary of the contract with a luncheon, cake and recognition of those who have had a lasting impact. Clayton is not the only member of Team BAC who has been working on the contract for 25 years, also celebrated at the gathering were:
and David Thomas
Thank you all for your hard work and 25 years of dedication!
“The ability to hold a service contract for so long is a direct reflection of the quality of work done by Team BAC. What all our employees do every day helps us push our mission forward and continue to grow and serve more individuals.” stated Amar Patel, President & CEO, during the celebration.
BAC is a social enterprise dedicated to building communities that support members with unique abilities in growing their own personal success. In a nutshell, we do more, so our customers can do more than they ever imagined!
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