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Vocational Services

Vocational ServicesAt Benchmark, we believe that work gives life structure and meaning while fostering dignity and self-esteem.

AWRC Industries

If you are a business owner who outsources work, consider Benchmark’s AWRC Industries. Benchmark has two industrial facilities in Fort Wayne and Richmond, Indiana, where individuals specialize in:

  • Assembly
  • Light manufacturing
  • Inspection and testing
  • Shipping
  • Waste recycling
  • Warehousing
  • A variety of light duty work

Both facilities are ISO 9001:2008 certified and committed to quality services and on-time delivery.

Each day, AWRC Industries’ programs give individuals opportunities to gain hands-on experience, vocational training and job skills in a production environment—while earning a paycheck.

To learn more about AWRC Industries, visit

Post Masters

Post Masters, an ISO 9001:2008 certified facility, offers full-service mail and fulfillment, first class presort and third class mail processing. With locations in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Indiana, Post Masters employs people with disabilities, giving them the opportunity to develop job skills while earning a paycheck. Post Masters has several major contracts through SourceAmerica, a national agency charged with developing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Contracts include:

  • Kennedy Space Center, Florida:  Mailing services
  • Defense, Finance, Accounting Systems, Cleveland, Ohio: Outbound mail
  • Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) Indianapolis: Outbound mail
  • Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri: Mailing services
  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio: Mail services
  • United States Department of Agriculture (National Finance Center), New Orleans, Louisiana: Printing and mailing services

To learn more about Post Masters, visit

Post Masters’ three multiline optical character readers (MLOCRs) barcode and sort pre-addressed envelopes at 40,000 envelopes per hour, using 100% inserting technology. Nine Post Masters employees have earned the US Post Services Mail Piece Design certification.

Blue Octopus Printing Company

Blue Octopus Printing Company is a full-service commercial printing company offering fast and convenient high-quality printing. Customers have access to a full spectrum of services, including 4-color printing, bindery, large format printing, banners, prepress and mailing services. Located in Indianapolis, Blue Octopus provides employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

To learn more about Blue Octopus Printing Company, visit

Highway Safety Specialists

Highway Safety Specialists (HSS) manufactures and distributes a full line of highway safety products. Housed in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the same facility as Benchmark’s AWRC Industries operations program, HSS employs individuals with disabilities to help assemble products such as guardrail reflectors and construction cones and barrels.

For more information about HSS, visit their website at