The metal workshop provides meaningful employment for blind adults who manufacture metal and plastic components for industry, government, and military contracts and who in turn are able to support their families.
This ISO-9000 certified manufacturing facility has the equipment necessary to enable the manufacture of specialized components for telecommunications, refrigeration, military (belt buckles), and light industrial applications. Managed and staffed by blind adults, the workshop is also an innovator in the creation of tools and manufacturing equipment that can be operated by the blind. With devices that provide audio and physical feedback on material thickness, drill depth, stamping pressure and cutting length, the factory operates much like any other machine shop – except all the workers and managers are blind. They even create their own dies, jigs, forms and molds for the manufacturing process – and they do so with an unparalleled safety record – no injuries in more than 1400 days (as of July 2013).
Your support can keep the metal workshop going. Donations will be targeted to purchasing new tooling, machines, and raw materials for the workshop and to modify machines for use by the blind workers. Click below to make a donation to keep these programs alive!