Bear Mountain Production Services (BMPS) in Chico is a multi-faceted production division that contracts with a variety of businesses all over the United States via the internet, as well as with local California customers. BMPS performs light industrial assembly; packaging, mail preparation; and produces tote bags, backpacks, and custom sewn products for resale. Program participants must have the ability to use their hands, and reach with their hands and arms; demonstrate manual dexterity and minimal hand-eye coordination; and perform simple grasping and some fine manipulation (exceptions may apply depending upon the job being performed). Program participants receive pay based on individual productivity by piece-rate at the prevailing wage regulated by the Dept. of Labor. Bear Mountain can accommodate trainees who use wheelchairs.
Deer Creek Sewing
Soft goods product design and fabrication is the foundation for the work that comes out of Deer Creek Sewing. With a fleet of 21 sewing machines and a 20-foot cutting table, this contract sewing plant produces its own proprietary line of backpacks, luggage, and mobility products. They also became the supplier to a Japanese luggage firm this year. Virtually all fabric and components were sourced in America including an embroidered US flag. Cotton, vinyl, and nylon totes continue to underpin ongoing contract work. All products that pass through the line at Deer Creek Sewing are available with custom branding.
- Sport bags
- Travel bags
- Custom branding on all products
Bear Mountain Production Services
This division offers a range of contract services using a flexible workforce of our supported-employment clients under the supervision of trained production specialists. Together they specialize in customized projects that serve a wide range of business models. These services are scalable to support needs ranging from small businesses to large annual contracts with nationally recognized brands. Customers appreciate having access to a priced-right solution for any project.
- In-store packaging fulfillment
- Seasonal projects
- Shrink wrap
- Kitting and bundling
- Bagging and sealing
- Collating and sorting
- Bulk mailing services
- Sample piece insertion