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Employer of the blind wins award

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By Ben Roberts - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Georgia Industries for the Blind was honored by the National Industries for the Blind for its commitment to increase employment and economic opportunities for those who are blind. GIB won the national group's Employment Retention/Growth/Upward Mobility Award for the second time in the last three years.

The Georgia Department of Labor operates GIB. It employs more than 100 blind workers at plants in Albany, Bainbridge, and Griffin.

The Albany plant expanded in February and now employs more than two dozen visually impaired people. They produce high quality products including pillows, file folders, and safety vests.

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