Apricity provides those impacted by substance use disorders a full spectrum of care including treatment, employment and support services in a safe, progressive recovery community.
1982 - Apricity Contract Packaging (formerly STEP Industries, Inc) was the inspiration of an executive of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. He learned that unemployment was often a problem for recovering people, especially for those new to a sober way of life. The stigma of alcohol and drug addiction, a negative work record, or a lack of self-confidence often causes difficulty for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in need of employment. His solution was to marry this ready and able workforce with labor-intensive projects from Kimberly-Clark and other companies. In 1982 Step Industries opened for business in Neenah, WI.
1998 - A branch operation opens in Milwaukee.
2006 - STEP Industries, Inc. becomes ISO 9001:2008 certified.
2018 - STEP Industries, Inc. and The Mooring Programs, Inc. merge to become Apricity, a progressive recovery community. Apricity is a one of a kind recovery organization offering of treatment, employment, transitional living and education like no other in the country.
2018 - Apricity Contract Packaging becomes ISO 9001:2015 certified.
A New Workforce
Since our beginning in 1982, our contact packaging division has hired over 10,000 people in AODA recovery. The employees have a wide range of working backgrounds, from experienced professionals to those who have never had a job. At Apricity, negative work records are disregarded and second chances at renewing a work record are possible.
Most applicants come from halfway houses or treatment centers, referrals from probation officers, or from word of mouth within self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The average length of employment ranges between three and nine months.
Most employees just need the support, guidance, and steady work provided by Apricity. The environment at Apricity Contract Packaging allows for each employee to become self-sufficient, show personal responsibility, and gain confidence at their own pace; one step at a time.
Sales and Services of Contract Packaging
Apricity is a 501(c)(3)social enterprise. Apricity funds over 90% of the job program through its contract packaging services.