By hand, with heart. That simple phrase informs everything we do at JSI. Serving for almost 40 years, JSI is one of the St. Louis area’s most established sheltered workshops. We provide employment, a sense of pride, confidence and the dignity it brings, to developmentally disabled adults in Jefferson County.

Building lives and building business in equal measure, JSI serves companies throughout the region with a range of services from intricate hand assembly to rework. JSI ensures that businesses serve our community by empowering our employees with financial support and a sense of purpose, productivity, and independence. As we like to say, important work happens here!

Our employees love coming to JSI every business day. We even have one 72 year old employee that doesn’t like holidays – he’d rather work! He and another employee are two of our original employees from our first days in operation. We have 115 employees that all have their own story of overcoming barriers and finding a place that respects and appreciates their contribution.

Our shop does a large variety of work for local industries. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is even better. Check out our 80 second video of our employees enjoying their jobs!