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Sep 23, 2011 10:01 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

New workplace in Shreveport for visually impaired

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Association for the Blind has unveiled a new $4 million manufacturing building in Shreveport.
Visually impaired workers there work on nonslip coatings for military ships and planes. The operation had shared space with a copy paper program run by the association. But both were growing. So the association added the new building, which they showed off on Thursday, according to The Times of Shreveport.
The Louisiana Association for the Blind employs 139 people in its manufacturing, rehabilitation, training and office operations. Forty-seven of those workers are blind or visually impaired.

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