Virginia Industries for the Blind (VIB) has historically been identified by our manufacturing roots. As early as 1925, VIB was producing mattresses, brooms and caning chairs for our government and commercial customers.
VIB now employs blind Virginians in two manufacturing facilities, one in Charlottesville and the other in Richmond. Our Charlottesville plant is ISO 9001-2008 certified and in a typical year will manufacture more than 25,000 mattresses for Virginia’s colleges, universities, other state agencies and the U.S. Navy. We also produce 30,000+ mops, more than 25,000 pillows, 15,000 Safety vests along with a variety of other products.
Our Richmond facility completed a major renovation and modernization in 2012. We manufacture and package a number of products, but our largest production lines provide for more than 25 different spices and spice blends, shipping over 30,000 pounds annually. We routinely package more than 30 million latex, nitrile and vinyl gloves each year and assemble 160 different pens, pencils and other writing instruments.