MWEB provides employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired people to maximize their potential for independent living and assist in achieving economic self-support.
MWEB is a full-service assembly, warehousing and distribution facility that provides quality products and services to our customers. MWEB is dedicated to meeting our customers expectations in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner, while maintaining high standards of quality. Our expertise lies in light assembly, packaging and warehousing, and distribution services.
MidWest Enterprises for the Blind, Inc. was formed in 1992. The co-founders determined that this organization would be unique to the Kalamazoo community and the state of Michigan. Research showed that there was a large population of individuals in Kalamazoo County who were legally blind and in need of wage-earning opportunities. There were ample resources in the area. For example, Western Michigan University boasted a highly successful blind rehabilitation program. The Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, located on Oakland Drive, housed a complete living skills and employment training facility, and served clients on a statewide basis. The first headquarters of MWEB was located at 147 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
1993 - 1996
1998 - 2002
2003 - 2008
MWEB is more than just a job, it’s a community. A place where no idea is too big or too small and there is always someone to help out. You can feel the mission of the company in all that it does and as a member of the team it’s very satisfying. Everyone here is expanding their skills through production efficiency, learning new jobs, and continuing their education.
The company really turns the mission into a reality by providing not just skills and work for employees, but a quality product for customers as well.Gage Campbell, Quality Coordinator
Our mission is to find work and employ blind individuals so that they can become economically independent. The people we employ want to work, be independent and earn their way. But people should know that we are also a manufacturing facility that focuses on quality. We’re ISO certified and customer-focused.Glen Mackey, VP of Operations
Working here is exciting, because I was able to take my degree and put it to use. The company provided an opportunity to go to DC to participate in National Industries for the Blind’s Public Policy Forum. I meet legislators and advocate for people who are blind. Being a champion for people who are blind has really sparked my interest.
It’s a wonderful investment that the company has made, where employees can learn lifelong skills that they can use in their personal lives, and also apply to their profession.Misty Stenberg, Public Policy Liaison
I believe in what this company provides. Our mission, to provide employment to people who are blind, and to provide quality products and services to our customers, are what motivate me.
I’m proud of working with such great people.Vicky Hickok, Administrative Manager
Our mission statement is to employ people who are blind, but it’s so much more than that. We are giving people an opportunity, that they can not only work and have their independence, but they can also grow and equip themselves. This company will help people develop skills, even if they want to move on to other employment.
When losing my vision, I felt that my options were being narrowed, but MWEB was a new beginning.William Drain, Business Development Coordinator