CHANGING WITH THE TIMES

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CHANGING WITH THE TIMES

Brad Nelson tore pages from books during shredding day at Twin Valley Developmental Services in Greenleaf. About half of the consumers tear pages from books while the other half shreds the pages with small shredders. Nelson and his fellow consumers do a lot of shredding to keep busy, although they sometimes do work for an area Greenhouse or for Valley Vet.

Twin Valley consumers in Greenleaf spend many of their work days shredding paper. Justin Slater, above, feeds sheets of paper through the shredder one at a time while Phyllis Smerchek, left, tears sheets from books to add to the shredding pile. Twin Valley Development Services used to contract work with a variety of businesses in the area, but most of that work disappeared about seven years ago during the recession. Twin Valley lost three main sources of work in one week, Ed Henry said, and it has never gotten those sources back.

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