Volunteer Blind Industries



758 West Morris Blvd.

Morristown, TN  37813

Lions Volunteer Blind Industries is a nonprofit organization that has been providing employment opportunities for people who are blind or visually impaired since 1951. We have operations in Morristown and Johnson City, Tennessee.

“Providing blind people with the dignity of independence through employment”

The History of
Lions Volunteer Blind Industries

In October of 1951, men of vision responded to a need of people who were blind in East Tennessee, and Lions Volunteer Blind Industries came into being. Because of the combined efforts of Lions Club members, National Industries for the Blind, the State of Tennessee and interested individuals, we began our mission of affording blind people throughout the state with opportunities for “Independence through employment.”

Since 1951, Lions Volunteer Blind Industries has been helping the American Dream come true for thousands of visually impaired individuals across the state. Our goal isto help people who are blind to help themselves by achieving personal and economic independence . What began as a small manufacturing site with only seven blind employees has grown into a,highly competitive work environment where quality, delivery, and competitive pricing drive our market.

Lions Volunteer Blind Industries offer a wide range of products in several markets.

Our Federal customers provide the most opportunities. Historically we have produced military-specific apparel items for the Army, Navy and Marine Corps. Currently these include a variety of camouflage covers for helmets, and physical fitness apparel for the Army. Civilian branches of our government purchase commercial-type products including mattresses, box springs, mattress pads, and industrial paper wipes for cleaning.

Our commercial bedding products are also offered to contract customers, state and private colleges, universities and retail customers through our factory outlet in Morristown, Tn and Johnson City, Tn..

We also produce a line of promotional textiles for custom imprinting. We offer a variety of styles and colors in totes, aprons, and club vests. Consider us for your next fundraiser or event.