About Us


Across all plant operations, IFB asserts core strengths in sewing, cutting, assembly, packaging, distribution, mattress manufacturing and the highly technical demands of optical manufacturing and order processing. By reliably producing quality, on-time goods at a competitive price, IFB continues to earn the trust of contracting officers who demand proven success in measurements of past performance. In addition, each of our facilities is ISO 9001 certified and excels in specialized areas outside of our primary fields of operations.


IFB Asheville
240 Sardis Road
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828.667.9778
Fax: 828.667.9771

State-of-the-art cutting and ultra-sonic welding capabilities help position the WSIFB operation in Asheville, NC to capitalize on new and more complex commercial and government opportunities. As the U.S. military’s sole contract provider of army and marine poncho liners, the Asheville facility continues to expand and vary its manufacturing portfolio by producing flier’s kit bags, staplers and an array of impulse merchandise sold to over 270 military grocery stores worldwide. Employing more than 50 people who are blind or visually impaired, the Asheville location is ISO 9001 certified, attesting to its internationally recognized achievement in quality control.


WSIFB North Point BoulevardWINSTON-SALEM

IFB Winston-Salem
7730 North Point Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone: 336.759.0551
Toll Free: 800.242.7726
Fax: 336.759.0990

With core competencies in apparel manufacturing as well as product assembly and packaging, the WSIFB facility in Winston-Salem is responsible for a wide array of quality products, including military warm-up jackets, t-shirts, combat gear, various office supplies, mattresses and eyeglasses. Our Winston-Salem location employs more than 200 people who are blind or visually impaired; these employees utilize 60,000 square feet of manufacturing space within a 110,000 square feet building that also houses WSIFB’s nationally recognized high-tech optical services operation. Tracy’s Little Red School House, an extension of A Brighter Path Foundation, represents 4,500 additional square feet of space on IFB’s campus. WSIFB has fulfilled the international quality control requirement necessary to receive ISO 9001 registration.

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Arkansas Lighthouse for the BlindARKANSAS

Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind
6818 Murray Street
Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: 501.562.2222
Fax: 501.568.5275

Specializing in apparel, textile, and spiral bound notebook manufacturing, Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind enables individuals who are blind or visually impaired to provide quality, on-time products and services to a diverse group of clients, including the federal government. From T-shirts for the U.S. Army, Navy and Coast Guard to quality paper supplies for private businesses, ALB products are a source of pride for our employees and a proven resource to our customers. Currently employing more than 50 people who are blind or visually impaired in a renovated 65,000 square feet plant, we are serious about our mission of providing meaningful employment to people who are blind and visually impaired in our community. We are located in the industrial park district of Little Rock, Arkansas, and are ISO 9001 certified.

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