Goodwill Industries celebrated a new Omaha addition with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.
The facility at 72nd and F streets will provide services and programs that had been housed at the 41st and Pacific location for the past 50 years. One of the most unique services is the agency's computer salvage operation, though that's only part of what's offered at the new location.
"This is a 92,000-square-foot building we occupy that will have two stores in it,” said Randy Parks, Goodwill’s vice president of retail operations. “One is our by the pound kind of an outlet store and the other one is our Goodwill computer store called Good Bytes and that's 2,000-square-feet we opened up today.”
In addition, the expansion houses the Internet retail store and allows room for worker training and transportation needs. The worker training program is designed for high school students with special needs and allows them to get job skills while still in school.