A Great American Workforce
North American Precis Syndicate
NIB and its associated nonprofit agencies are America's best-kept secret. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 70 percent of
Americans think it is “very” or “somewhat important”
to buy U.S.-made products. Fortunately, when it comes to the kind of quality long
associated with the phrase “Made in the U.S.A.,” the more than
5,800 people who are blind working in National Industries for the
Blind’s (NIB) nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies are
ready to deliver.
The items they produce and services they provide have always been made and
delivered right here in the United States. That’s because since 1938,
NIB’s mission has been to create job opportunities for Americans who
are blind, helping them become valued contributors to the U.S. economy and reducing
reliance on government benefits.
In fact, NIB associated agencies make more than 7,000 different products
in the U.S. and offer high-demand professional services, while providing
training, competitive pay, benefits, career growth and upward mobility to
Americans who are blind.
The work they do includes:
• Supporting the Troops:
The San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired produces about
30,000 items daily, mostly for the U.S. military and federal government.
• Partnering with Private
Industry: In Washington state, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. has
contracted with The Boeing Company to produce parts for airplanes.
• Serving Veterans: IFB
Solutions in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, makes nearly 2,000 pairs of
lenses each day for the nation’s veterans in its optical lab.
• Providing Outstanding
Customer Care: Veterans and family members calling the Albany Stratton VA
hospital receive prompt assistance through the call center operated by the
Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired of Utica, New York.
Visit NIB.org to learn more about
NIB’s great American workforce of people who are blind.
“National Industries for the
Blind’s nationwide network of associated nonprofit agencies provides
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