Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired has purchased a 59,000-square-foot building on Kenner Street to accommodate the growth of its social enterprises and increase jobs for the people it serves.
The new space is made possible by an estate gift from Carolyn Voss Hornbeck, who passed away at age 93 in 2015. Once the Kenner Street facility is fully operational in 2017, CABVI will convert portions of its manufacturing space on Gilbert Avenue to create space for expanded client services.
Through its new space and expanded partnerships, CABVI will meet new customer requirements and create job opportunities. An example is the one with MN8 Foxfire and The Kroger Co., in which CABVI employees will produce photo-luminescent exit signs for Kroger stores nationwide.
Founded in 1911, CABVI provides counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to people of all ages in Greater Cincinnati. It strives to help those who are blind, visually or print impaired lead full and independent lives.