The folks who make up Industries of the Blind are glad to be here. It’s not just because of our mission or that productive work is fulfilling. It’s also because we all participate in deciding how this organization is run. We are a unified organization that makes decisions together, as more of a family because what binds us is more than just a job. It’s our mission and our independence. While the business operates with defined plans and excels based on our strategy, we regularly get together to discuss operations and suggest improvements. We all know that the open exchange of ideas leads to continual improvement. That’s the foundation a good relationship is built on and we’re in it for the long run. We’re proud to be part of this incredible mission and continued growth. Limitations are far and few when you put the right people together with the right drive. We enjoy watching people grow into their potential and help others do the same. One hand helping another never disappoints.
I enjoy working at Industries of the Blind because my ten year employment has given me opportunities that I don’t think I would have ever been afforded anywhere else. Working for this company has allowed me to purchase my first home and also start a small business. While working for Industries of the Blind, I have been able to expand my computer skills, gain knowledge about shipping/receiving logistics, and a host of other useful skills that I can use in both my personal and work life. The work environment is more like a family than a place of employment. Everyone helps each other out in many different ways when it is needed, and the management staff are always looking for ways to help improve the lives of the employees.
Mrs. Tamika Polk-Davis
I really love working at industries of the Blind. it allows me to be a productive member of society and meet my family‘s needs. Sewing is my dream job. And, I get to do it with some of my favorite people. The people I work with are like a big family, it’s not every day that you can work your dream job and be around family.
I’m legally blind but found employment at Industries of the Blind. April will be my 8th year of employment at IOB. I knew very little about sewing before working at IOB, and now I can operate over 20 different machines. The supervisors here are great, and my co-workers are like family. If my eyesight gets worst, I know that IOB will train me in other areas to work. IOB cares about the employees.