In fact, unlike some places of employment, Wright told the Courier in a past interview, snow on the ground results in "workers" calling to ask management to keep the business open. These clients want to come to work.
Yet it's not enough. Wright says Tenco individuals are being encouraged to find jobs out in the community.
Which is why business and industry is also a category for the awards.
And yes, said Morrissey, some of the region's employers are starting to see the benefit of having an employee, whether or not they have a disability, who loves coming to work every day.
"These are partners helping us better serve our mission," he said. "To provide opportunities for people with disabilities to develop and maintain independence in all areas of life."
The Tenco Awards Banquet will be at 6 p.m. April 11 in the Ottumwa High School cafeteria. Tickets are required, but there are only a limited number available.
News reporter Mark Newman is on Twitter @couriermark