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Envision, Envision Xpress Recognize AbilityOne BSC Milestone

October 11, 2020
WICHITA, KANSAS — Envision is recognizing the 25th anniversary of the federal AbilityOne Base Supply Center (BSC) program on October 11 by highlighting the workplace capabilities of people who are blind or visually impaired at its Envision Xpress BSC’s across the United States. In total, Envision operates 16 BSC stores on 10 military bases throughout the United States that meet the supply needs of the U.S. military while providing meaningful employment and career opportunities for people with visual impairments.

“The 25th anniversary of the BSC program is a significant milestone in our history. We are honored to provide this necessary service to military communities,” said Buddy Sell, Envision’s senior vice president of manufacturing and BSC operations. “We are proud of our years of service not only helping our men and women in uniform, but also providing opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired to gain greater independence through rewarding employment.”

The Envision Xpress stores are operated by Envision in partnership with National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the largest employment resource for people with visual impairments. Today, more than 150 BSCs located on military bases and federal installations across the country provide customers with convenient access to SKILCRAFT products, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other products. The production and sale of SKILCRAFT products through the AbilityOne Program allows NIB and its associated nonprofit agencies to employ nearly 6,000 people who are blind or visually impaired nationwide.

“The success of our base supply centers over the past two decades demonstrates the tremendous value people who are blind bring to the workplace,” said NIB President and CEO Kevin Lynch. “We are proud to continue working with Envision Xpress to expand job opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired, including our nation’s veterans, as well as supporting the military and federal government.” 

Learn more about the Envision Xpress stores at www.bitly.com/xpressbsc or contact Rich Moon at (316) 425-7128 or rich.moon@envisionus.com. 

About Envision
Envision promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or low vision. Founded in 1933, Envision is one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss in the nation. Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Envision’s mission is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. For more information, visit www.envisionus.com. 
 

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