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3M Awarded Highest Honor from the National Industries for the Blind

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 3:03 pm CDT

(Gerald Sloane works on 3M products at the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Rochester, NY.)


3M is the first corporation to receive the National Industries for the Blind’s top national award.  

“The Irwin Award is NIB's most prestigious accolade bestowed upon those who have made outstanding contributions to creating and improving employment opportunities for people who are blind,” said Jeanne Morin, chairperson, NIB board of directors. “Considering 3M's commitment and significant impact on creating career opportunities for people who are blind, we are thrilled to award 3M this exceptional honor.”

The company’s relationship with the NIB began in 1987 and has provided career opportunities for more than 200 people who are blind. Their excellent work helps the company build several products, including self-stick notes and easel pads, desktop filament, electrical and masking tapes, and packaging materials. 

“At 3M, we are committed to providing opportunities for people of all abilities and backgrounds to thrive, both professionally and personally,” said Ann Anaya, chief diversity officer at 3M. “We’re honored to receive the Irwin Award, which affirms our ongoing commitment and celebrates the powerful impact of our longstanding partnership with NIB.”

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