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Community Events are hosted at Healdsburg Senior Living that attract participants from all over Sonoma County.
Connect with Julia Agee, Activities Director
725 Grove Street
North Bay Industries (NBI) manufactures a very unique American Flag. Our gorgeous flag is made entirely from products and materials that are certified “Made in America”. NBI has been making this flag for Veterans Affairs since 1994 when the “made in America” restrictions weren’t part of the requirements. In 1998 NBI was instrumental in encouraging Congress to make the flag with American grown and processed materials and we’re very proud of that accomplishment.
From the cotton we use to weave our cloth, the chemicals we use to dye it, the thread we use to make the seams, and the entire manufacturing process; our flag is genuinely American Made.
NBI uses upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) grown and picked in states such as Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, California, Oklahoma, and the Carolinas. Upland cotton is a tropical cotton native to Central America and constitutes roughly 95% of all cotton grown in the United States. Cultivation of this cotton in America dates back to the 1700’s.
The upland cotton is woven in mills located in Texas, Georgia and South Carolina. The woven cloth then gets dyed vibrant Old Glory Red, Old Glory Blue and Snow White in a finishing plant in South Carolina and Georgia. The same cotton and processes are applied in the manufacturing of the thread used to sew our flag.
The flag is then manufactured at our Rohnert Park facility by American workers, most of whom have moderate to severe disabilities. NBI offers a fully integrated work force with continuous vocational and skill training allowing employees to enjoy working in many different areas of the production line.
Large rolls of the Old Glory Red and Snow White dyed cotton arrive in our warehouse where the magic of flag manufacturing begins. These rolls of red and white are prepared and cut into stripes to be joined together on machines running at 5,000 RPM.
The Old Glory Blue field with the 50 beautifully embroidered stars from a factory in South Carolina is attached to the stripes. The flag is finished with the fly end being hemmed and a header being attached to the field end. Once those have been added, we put two American brass grommets on the header for the final touch and our flag is complete.
NBI and our employees take great patriotic pride in our flag manufacturing and to ensure excellent quality, we perform 100% inspection on every flag that leaves our production line. So you can be assured that any flag you receive from NBI, is an item made with pride and great care.
North Bay Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NBRS) dba North Bay Industries (NBI), is a California non-profit organization established in 1968. The purpose of the corporation is to assist adults with disabilities to become more productive, self-reliant members of their communities through participation in agency-sponsored training, housing and employment programs. These programs may include remunerative employment, pre-vocational training, and other habilitation and rehabilitation services determined by the Board of Directors to be needed and useful to the community. The goal of all programs provided shall be to increase the independence and level of normalization of the individuals served.
The corporation is governed by a volunteer board of directors who serve without compensation for their service as directors.
The Management Team is composed of the President/CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President/Administration and Vice President/Program Support Service. The average length of service with the company is 28 years.
Our mission is to assist adults with disabilities to become more productive, self-reliant members of their communities through participation in NBRS sponsored training and employment, and housing programs.
Sonoma County Beekeepers Association provides free bee education to public schools. You can fill out the online form here to apply.
Description of the Education Program
We have a very nice package of activities that we present to classes with grade appropriate material. We try to have several hands-on activities including singing, drawing, and manipulating bee paraphernalia. We also cover more advanced topics in genetics and environmental issues for high schools and adults. We have a general outline of the various topics covered which you are welcome to take a look at by clicking the link below.
Topics Covered in School Presentations (PDF)