Employment Services

CBVI is proud to provide job opportunities for individuals with blindness and visual impairment through its Employment Services program.

  • In cooperation with Pennsylvania Industries for the Blind and Handicapped (PIBH), CBVI supervises two drivers’ license photo ID centers in Fairless Hill, PA and Bensalem, PA.
  • Toilet Paper Manufacturing
    Approximately 90,000 rolls of paper per week (4.5 million per year) are supplied to the Department of Corrections in the Commonwealth of PA. The actual paper is purchased on parent rolls weighing 2,000 pounds and measuring 8.5 feet in height by 5 feet in diameter. The paper is placed on a processing machine which wraps 1,000 sheets around a cardboard core to form a long log. The log is then cut into standard 4-inch toilet paper widths, and the “tail” of the roll is glued down to prevent unraveling. It’s then cut into standard widths and is transported to a “wrapper” that wraps each and every roll. Blind employees then fill boxes with 80 rolls to a case, seal the cases, and prepare them for shipment.
  • Janitorial Services
    In December 2013, the Center for the Blind and Disabled, a CBVI affiliate, began a new janitorial service contract at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania located about 25 miles outside of Philadelphia. Approximately 30 CBD employees provide janitorial services on the main campus, cleaning over 528,000 square feet of space within 22 buildings. Once a year, employees will also schedule the cleaning of student rooms, adding 159,600 in square footage of flooring to their workload.
  • Rest Area Management
    34 interstate highway rest areas are maintained in PA, making Keystone, CBVI’s affiliate agency, the largest rest area vendor in the nation. Workers at the sites do chores ranging from cleaning to shoveling snow. The rest areas are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is our goal that those visiting these sites will have a pleasant experience.
    9 rest area sites in northwestern PA are also operated under a “Total Property Management” contract.
  • Landscape Maintenance
    The Landscape Maintenance Department provides services at 13 Rest Area Sites located in 6 Pennsylvania counties. The work includes mowing of all lawn areas and trimming, mulching all landscaping beds, planting flowers in the spring, and pruning the shrubs and trees. The workers continually remove fallen limbs or debris from the lawn areas to maintain a park-like appearance for all travelers to enjoy. In the winter, the crews keep busy with snow and ice removal services at 11 Rest Area Sites in 5 Pennsylvania counties. Snow removal is a 24/7 service (holidays included).
  • Tools
    CBVI is a distributor of a complete line of industrial-grade digging and striking tools that can best suit almost any of your business or residential needs. These tools are assembled by people who are blind and visually impaired.
    Tool line includes: hammers, mauls, axes, post hole digger, shovels, rakes, hoes, tamper, lute, and scraper. Please call 724-347-3711 for pricing information.
  • Helmets
    CBVI is a distributor of a line of hard hat helmets of three color varieties (blue, yellow and white). The 4-pt standard suspension safety helmet is sold to Federal customers as well as Base Supply Centers and through major distributors like Grainger, MSC, and LC Industries. Blind and visually impaired workers insert suspensions into the helmet shells and package them for shipment. Anywhere from 50,000-100,000 helmets will be provided to customers on an annual basis.