Beyond Vision 501(c)3

aka AIB, Wiscraft, Beyond Vision, Associated Industries for the Blind, Wisconsin Workshop for the Blind   |   Milwaukee, WI   |  www.beyondvision.com

Mission

Beyond Vision is dedicated to providing opportunities for sustainable employment to Americans who are blind at market competitive wages in an integrated environment. We achieve our mission by supplying our customers with high quality products and services in the areas of Machining, Assembly & Packaging, Customer Care Center, Fulfillment and Business Supplies. VISION - Enrich the lives of Americans who are blind...through the dignity of work valued by customers and the community. MISSION - Grow by being a valued partner to customers, suppliers, and the community while operating as a fiscally responsible enterprise.

Ruling year info

1985

President/CEO

Jim Kerlin

Main address

5316 W. State Street

Milwaukee, WI 53208 USA

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Formerly known as

Wisconsin Workshop for the Blind

EIN

39-1524326

NTEE code info

Eye Diseases, Blindness and Vision Impairments (G41)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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BSC - Operated by Beyond Vision

Associated Industries for the Blind, also known as AIB and AIB Express, has operated AbilityOne Base Supply Center’s around the country since 1997. In 2010, Associated Industries for the Blind merged with Wiscraft Inc. and operate under the banner of Beyond Vision.

Today, Beyond Vision operates Authorized AbilityOne Base Supply Centers across the country. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and shipping from 32 warehouse locations nationwide, we are proud to serve the needs of our Country’s finest.

When you purchase from your Authorized AbilityOne BSC, operated by Beyond Vision, you are doing far more than supporting your local staff. You are giving independence to Americans across the country who are blind or visually impaired. Discover our storied history dating back to 1903.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Assembly & Packaging team provide services to customers including: bench assemblies, kitting and bagging, packaging and labeling, product/package reclamation and end-to-end fulfillment. All of this work is done by people who are blind or visually impaired. Every contract means we can provide more employment opportunities for people who are blind.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 1958, we have provided training and employment for people who are blind or visually impaired to work as machinists. Our standards are high - 100% Quality and 99.99% On Time Delivery. Every customer contract helps fight the 70% unemployment rate among people who are blind or visually impaired!

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Financials

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Beyond Vision 501(c)3

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2021
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Board chair

Tom Arenberg

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No