BISM Logo, blue and gold compass icon with modern styled letters reading BISM Empowering the Blind Community, employing, educating, training.

Federal Services

Manufacturing products at BISM provides more opportunities to employ both blind and low-vision individuals with competitive wages and full comprehensive benefit packages.

Associates in our manufacturing facilities learn job skills and receive on-the-job training to help them achieve a fulfilling career and greater independence.  Core capabilities include assembly, packaging, sewing, cutting, and kitting.  The products we manufacture are sold to the Federal Government and United States Military. 

BISM is a proud member of the National Industries for the Blind, an agency that helps implement the AbilityOne Program, manufacturing accessories, janitorial supplies, and office supplies.  In addition, we are a leading provider of military uniforms, such as the Army’s Physical Fitness Uniform Jacket, the Air Force and Space Force Fitness Uniform Jacket, the GENIII, Layer IV Wind Shirt, and Army Combat Uniform.

We currently have federal contracts with Federal Prison Industries and DLA Troop Support.

BISM Associate working the copy paper machine
Cutting Associate quality checking fabric.
Female BISM Associate working in the chemical room at the Baltimore production facility.

BISM is dedicated to providing career and training resources to Blind and Low-vision individuals of all ages. We positively change people’s attitudes about blindness.

The Faces of BISM

Get to know us! Join us in celebrating and learning about the many faces of BISM.