Butler County Sheltered Workshop
Manufacturers Assistance Group
The mission of Manufacturers Assistance Group is to provide a productive employment opportunity to lower range educable and upper level trainable mentally challenged adults over the age of 16 who have a productive capacity in a sheltered workshop environment but whose capacities are such that there is little or no prospect that vocational rehabilitation training could develop their potentials sufficiently to make them realistically employable in competitive industry. Manufacturers Assistance Group was incorporated on June 21, 1966 and has continued to provide continuous employment to handicapped individuals since that time. The facility moved into a new modern 40,000 square facility at 3080 Cravens Road in December 2007. Manufacturers Assistance Group has a service area of all of Butler County, Missouri. Employees must reside in Butler County, Missouri. Butler County has a population of 42,974 people. To qualify for employment at Manufacturers Assistance Group individuals must have a mental disability and be approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education Sheltered Workshop Section to qualify for services. Individuals must also be at least sixteen years of age. Manufacturers Assistance Group is governed by a Board of Directors. Members are appointed by the Butler County Commission. Each director serves a three year term and may be reappointed at the end of his or her term.