Our Story2018-10-08T21:54:02+00:00

Our Story

Since 1936, the core of LC Industries has always been manufacturing, but through the years this non-profit corporation has continued to grow and evolve into a multi-faceted entity. Today, LC Industries business capabilities range from Manufacturing and Distribution to Retail and E-Commerce. Headquartered in Durham, NC, LC Industries operates two distribution centers, four e-commerce websites, six manufacturing facilities and 35 retail stores on military bases across the United States…

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Our Partners

LC Industries is an NIB-affiliated, not-for-profit corporation providing products and services to the Federal Government. Operating under the auspices of the AbilityOne program, LC Industries has grown and diversified for over 80 years to become one of the largest employers of people who are blind in the United States.

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LC Industries is many things to many people.

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As a Retailer

We are a single source for all of our customer’s supply needs.

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As a Distributor

We offer fulfillment services that allow re-sellers to serve their customers.

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As a Manufacturer

We produce quality products using ISO 9001:2015 standards.

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As an Employer

We provide an opportunity to find meaningful employment.

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To the Community

We are a charitable organization committed to finding a cure for blindness.

Our History

Founded Timeline 1936
Wagner O'day Act Timeline 1938
Navy Mattress Contract Timeline 1941
Mattress covers timeline 1960's
FIle Folders Timeline 1972
Changed to LC Industries timeline 1993
First base supply center Timeline 1995
Beginning of East cost distribution Timeline 2001
Beginning of west coast distribution Timeline 2004
First E-Commerce Website Timeline 2005
JWOD Act Rebranded as the AbilityOne Program Timeline 2006
TAG Timeline 2010
Medical Kitting Timeline 2015
Technology Services Timeline 2017