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Agency accredits West Central Industries in Willmar, Minn.

WILLMAR — CARF International, the agency that accredits vocational centers worldwide, has accredited employment supports, job development, and planning services and governance at West Central Industries of Willmar and Hutchinson.

CARF said the achievement is an indication of WCI’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. The accreditation extends through June 2016.

“Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence. Your organization should take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation,’’ said CARF.

Charlie Oakes, WCI executive director, was thrilled with the results and said the staff goes above and beyond to serve clients. “Sheila Ward, Dick Herman and a wide group of our team make sure we meet and exceed quality standards and expectations,’’ said Oakes.