Wicked Sheets owner hopes to employ single parents of children with disabilities
Wicked Sheets in the News
Written by: Rachel Aretakis, Louisville Business First, Sep 26, 2014, 1:48pm EDT, See original article here.
Alli Truttmann has goals for her company that are less about business and more about helping future employees.
One day, she hopes to employ single parents of children with disadvantages at her Wicked Sheets LLC fulfillment center in New Albany. Truttmann wants to provide a safe place where stay-at-home parents of children with disabilities can come to work.
Wicked Sheets makes bed sheets and other products that help people with night sweats by wicking away sweat from the body. I wrote about Truttmann’s company in today’s weekly edition of Business First.
Truttmann founded the company in 2008 and has a history of seeking ways to help others.
Her background is in psychology and personal training. Prior to Wicked Sheets, she was an autism intervention specialist and had started fitness programs for kids with ADHD, autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
Her first fulfillment center for the sheets, LS Solutions LLC in North Carolina, employed adults with developmental disabilities, she said. When the company outgrew its capabilities, she opened a 1,500-square-foot fulfillment facility in New Albany.
Though she said it will be about a year until she can start this, she described it as where Harbor House of Louisville Inc., which provides care for adults with developmental and physical disabilities, meets manufacturing.
“That’s the niche that I want to fill in this community.”