Business Enterprises

Business Enterprises is a diverse group of business entities owned and operated by The Arc of Oneida Lewis Chapter.  Each business is built around an inclusive workforce where individuals of all abilities work together to achieve a common goal.  Individuals have the opportunity to work in different job capacities, learn new skills and gain meaningful work experience in the process.

If you are interested in learning more about our current business capabilities and working with the Business Enterprise team on a business opportunity, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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Progress Industries

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Phone: 315-927-0232


Progress Industries has been a leading supply chain partner for small and large businesses both regionally and nationally for over 45 years.  We partner with our customers to finalize the manufacturing process by offering an extensive variety of packaging and assembly capabilities from three different facilities in Oneida and Lewis County. Partnering with Progress Industries allows our customers to focus on their core business while relying on us to deliver quality products on time to any destination.  In addition to being a supply chain partner with the private market, we also sell products and services to government entities under the NYSID and SourceAmerica Programs.


Current product line available includes soaps and detergents.  We are always researching and developing more products to manufacture and offer for sale.

Packaging & Assembly

Our team offers a variety of packaging and assembly services for different markets.  These services include manual and automated packaging, machining, wood working, merchandising and display assembly, labeling, kitting, filling, and much more.  Some of our equipment includes a semi-automated inline filling equipment, automated shrink wrap tunnel, multiply varieties of heat sealers, large amount of wood working equipment, date stampers, collators, and more!

Fulfillment & Warehousing

Our service offerings have expanded over the last ten years into fulfillment and warehousing to provide our customers with an all-inclusive operational offering.  We finish the manufacturing process to customer specifications, warehouse the product, and fulfill customer orders, all customized to the customer’s needs. Our fulfillment service includes pick & pack, case offering, and pallet fulfillment.

Contracting Services

We customize our services to meet your project specifications.  Progress Industries works with many customers to provide custom contracts that include janitorial services, transportation, onsite staffing, and so much more.

Our Production Facilities

Progress Industries – Utica
14 Arnold Ave
Utica, NY 13401

Progress Industries – Lowville
7688 Forest Ave
Lowville, NY 13367

Progress Industries – Marcy
9225 River Road
Marcy, NY 13403

Nickelback Redemption Center

Waterville, NY

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Phone: 315-841-3500


The Arc Oneida Lewis has been the proud owner of Nickelback in Waterville NY since December 2015.  Nickelback provides a full complement of bottle and can return services.  Customers can visit our location at 379 Stafford Ave in Waterville and drop off their cans and bottles for a quick and friendly service.  Nickelback also has a commercial line of business and provides pick-up services for local businesses for a nominal fee.  We will schedule your pick up frequency based on volume, pick up the returnable items and bring them to our facility and process, and then mail a check to your business making the complete process seamless and convenient.  

Lastly, we are experts at customizing any and all types of fundraisers for schools, sports teams, clubs and organization, benefits, nonprofits, and more.  We'll drop off our truck, you fill it up, all donations are yours, and we'll process a check for you in no time.