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Congressman Hurt Visits Local Businesses

May 1, 2012

Congressman Robert Hurt visited the Virginia Industries for the Blind (VIB) in Charlottesville, Tuesday.

VIB employs blind people to help make mattresses for the military, pillows, gloves, safety vests, mop handles, and many other items. The company currently has operations in many locations throughout Virginia, employing about 150 people, and over 100 of whom are blind or visually impaired.

Congressman Hurt spent the day visiting businesses in Charlottesville and Greene County. He wanted to learn more about them and says he will take their messages to Washington, DC.

During Hurt's visit at the factory, he took a tour of the facility and met with employees.

"It's a wonderful operation that not only provides a great opportunity for folks that are able to do work in a different way, but also obviously provides a great products for their customer," said Representative Robert Hurt, ( R ) 5th District.

It was Hurt's first time visiting the Virginia Industries for the Blind.

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