Rear Admiral Steven J. Romano Supply Corps, U.S. Navy Commander Navy Exchange Service Command to Sign Memorandum of Understanding with National Industries for the Blind

Jun 18, 2010, 13:30 ET from National Industries for the Blind

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NIB and NEXCOM are working to strengthen their historically strong business relationship through a business development methodology that will enhance mutually beneficial business development initiatives through strategic sourcing of existing and new operational supplies, retail products, services, and contract management support.

Date: June 21,2010

Time: 1400 (2:00 p.m.)

Location: Room 305, 1310 Braddock Place Alexandria, VA National Industries for the Blind (NIB)

Credentialed media are invited to attend this signing ceremony and reception. Sign-in and presentation of media credentials are required.

About National Industries for the Blind

At NIB (, our mission is to enhance the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment.  NIB and 88 associated agencies serve as the largest employer for people who are blind by the sale of SKILCRAFT® products and services through the AbilityOne Program (Javits-Wagner-O'Day Program).

About Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM)

Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), Virginia Beach, Va. NEXCOM is a non-appropriated organization employing 14,000 associates worldwide that provides management oversight for 105 Navy Exchanges, 43 Navy Lodges, 160 Navy Ship's Stores, 37 Military Sealift Command Ship's Stores, Navy's Retail Uniform Program Management Office, worldwide telecommunications services afloat and ashore, and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility. Average annual revenue are $3 billion providing an estimated $450 million savings to Sailors and their families and $50 million in profit contribution to Navy's Morale, Welfare and Recreation quality of life programs.

Ken Murphy, Director of Communications, National Industries for the Blind,

SOURCE National Industries for the Blind