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Industries of the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Industries of the Blind
920 West Lee Street
Greensboro, NC 27403
(336) 274-1591 (Local)
(336) 274-9207 (Fax)

Brief Description

The mission of Industries of the Blind (IOB) is "to enhance the opportunities for people who are blind to achieve greater vocational, personal, and economic independence."

IOB, Inc. employs over 100 employees in various manufacturing and service direct labor, supervisory, and management positions. From our very beginning, our directors have believed in reinvesting excess earnings in the purchase of new equipment, the development of new products, and the improvement of quality to create and sustain jobs for blind people.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 7:30 AM-4:00 PM.
Geographic area served: North Carolina, parts of South Carolina and Virginia.
Publications: INSIGHT (monthly in-house publication).


David loPresti, President,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides vocational evaluations, vocational training, training in independent living skills.
  • Employment/Job Training
    • Operates sheltered workshops and provides vocational training. Manufactures a variety of products under the provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act with the U.S. Government as principal contractor.
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