We are a successful manufacturing organization committed to making jobs accessible to blind individuals. Our manufacturing operations center on making quality products for the federal government under the AbilityOne program and producing airplane parts for The Boeing Company.

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Machinist Quincy Daniels operating an Okuma CNC MillFor more than 90 years, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. has continually provided opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency for people in the greater Seattle area who are blind. Nearly 60 years ago, we began our machine shop operation, having been a continual contractor with The Boeing Company since 1951.

Today, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is an ISO9001:2000 and AS9100 accredited manufacturer that employs more than 70 machinists who are blind and Deaf-Blind. A participant in the AbilityOne program, we are associated with the National Industries for the Blind.  Our list of customers includes various Federal government organizations such as the Department of Defense, and commercial firms including The Boeing Company, Triumph Composite Systems, Inc., and BAE Systems.

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State-of-the-Art Versatility (click here for linecard)

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. provides its customers with advanced machining and fabrication services. Because of the range of technologies we utilize, we’re able to deliver high-quality solutions in low or high volumes.

  • Conventional and CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Machining
  • Injection Molding
  • Radio Frequency Sealing and Welding
  • Hydroform Manufacturing
  • Sub and Final Assembly
  • Water-Jet Cutting
  • Conventional and CNC Shearing
  • Metal Fabrication and Riveting
  • Non-Metallic Machining
  • Sawing
  • Breakform
  • Conventional and CNC Turning


An ISO9001:2000 and AS9100 accredited manufacturer, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. employs the latest in lean manufacturing practices and technologies, resulting in superior quality and on-time ratings from our customers.

Quality Rating

Aerospace – 99.89%
Non Aerospace – 99.95%
INL – 99.99%

Delivery Rating

Combined Spokane & Seattle – 99.33%

updated: 07/05/2013


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Our Mission: To create and enhance opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency
of people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.

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