Northwest Center Integrated Facility Services Unite Under a New Brand with the Same Top-quality Services and Commitment to Inclusion

Press Release
For immediate release: February 13, 2023
Contact: Chris Wilson
(317) 919-2601

(Seattle, WA) Northwest Center, a nonprofit that has advanced its mission of greater inclusion for
people with disabilities for more than half a century, announced changes to its integrated services
business today that will further expand its work outside the Pacific Northwest.

Northwest Center is unifying its social enterprise services that provide meticulous care and
maintenance – including building services, janitorial, and exterior maintenance – under the new brand
OneNorth Integrated Facility Solutions (OneNorth IFS). The new name unites world-class operations
that have provided maintenance, janitorial, and other building solutions for more than 40 years,
including at Seattle’s historic Ballard Locks, the Naval Station in Everett, and the Port of Seattle’s Pier 69. The change positions Northwest Center’s integrated facility services business for greater expansion.

“All of us at OneNorth Integrated Facility Solutions are looking forward to connecting with customers
throughout the U.S.,” says Volker “VW” Wellmann, Senior Vice President at Northwest Center.
“Schools, hospitals, government buildings, and so many other facilities cannot operate without the type
of unique work our teams provide. And when organizations work with OneNorth IFS, they’re also
funding Northwest Center’s greater mission of disability inclusion.”

Northwest Center is a nonprofit with a portfolio of social enterprise businesses, including OneNorth IFS,
The Big Blue Truck, and Lithtex NW, which provide high-quality customer service and also support
Northwest Center’s programs that promote the growth and independence of people with disabilities of
all ages. This work includes supporting individuals with disabilities in finding meaningful employment.

Along with hiring people with disabilities at its own businesses, Northwest Center works with employers
of all sizes, matching people with disabilities with employment as meaningful to them as it is beneficial
to their employer, and providing the appropriate amount of support along the way. People with
disabilities are the largest minority group in the U.S., and research shows businesses that hire more
people with disabilities report higher revenue.

To learn more about OneNorth Integrated Facility Solutions or to request a quote for services, please


At OneNorth Integrated Facility Solutions, expert facility services and positive social impact work
together. As a division of Northwest Center, we combine decades of experience providing meticulous
and thoughtful care for facilities, including commercial, retail, health care, government, education, and
manufacturing, with a mission of disability inclusion that goes back to 1965. Profits from OneNorth IFS
fund Northwest Center’s education, employment, and community programs that serve children and
adults with disabilities. Across the industries we serve, our most requested services include full-service
janitorial and exterior services, such as window cleaning, snow removal, and commercial landscaping.
We also provide specialized building maintenance, commercial painting, corrugate management, and
lighting services.

Learn more or request a quote at or by calling (206) 285-9140.

Northwest Center (NWC) and its sister entity, Northwest Center Services (NWCS), form one of the
nation’s largest and most comprehensive organizations providing disability inclusion programs and
services advancing equal opportunities for people of all abilities. Northwest Center was founded in 1965
by Seattle parents who refused to give up when their kids with disabilities were rejected from schools,
and who went on to write the first law in the nation guaranteeing an education to kids with disabilities.
Today, Northwest Center provides Early Supports and inclusive Early Learning for children from birth to
school age and rapidly expanding inclusion and anti-ableism in early education centers and workplaces
through training and consultation. Northwest Center Services provides employment services to adults
with disabilities across Washington state and in Idaho. Our NWC and NWCS businesses are social
enterprises providing best-in-class services, employing inclusive workforces, and helping fund services
for people with disabilities. For more information, visit