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Story Behind Stapler Is Inspiring
At I.F.B. on Sardis Road in Asheville, workers have reached a major manufacturing milestone. They've produced 150,000 staplers in 5 years.
"And we sell to the federal government, we supply them," says worker Diana Baker. "Right now they may not need any but, you know."
No shutdown at this facility. "We do the best work," says Eugene Hadden. "I mean I can't see 'em too good but I can feel them." He lost most of his eyesight 30 years ago. Now, Eugene is part of a business model that's changed lives at Industries for the Blind.
"It's a great thing to support made in the America," says operations director Randy Buckner. "It's employing blind people that wouldn't otherwise have a job. "
Many will never know who made those staplers, but in some ways, it's more important that the workers know. "The staplers keeping papers together and are keeping jobs together here in the United States," says Buckner.
What binds workers, is all they ever really wanted, a chance. "Cause no one else would hire you," Hadden says. "And that's why it's a real good job."