CABVI’s Base Supply Centers
A Base Supply Centers (BSC) is an office supply store located on a U.S. Military Installation authorized under the Federal AbilityOne Program to provide employment for people who are blind or severely handicapped.
CABVI operates six BSCs located on military bases in the northeast. Although BSCs sell primarily office supplies, including office products that are manufactured by individuals who are blind or severely handicapped, they also supply their Federal customers with whatever products and supplies they request. CABVI’s BSCs create employment opportunities for people who are blind and each of our stores employs, at a minimum, one employee who is blind.
Our BSC department as a whole employs twenty people, seven of whom are legally blind. Currently, our BSCs generate in excess of $7.75 million in gross sales annually, the profit from which goes towards providing rehab services in our nine-county territory.
CABVI opened its first BSC in 2000 and has been in the Base Supply business ever since. The stores that CABVI currently operates are the Dolphin Express located on Subase New London in CT, the Galaxy Express located on Westover Air Reserve Base in MA, Shipyard Express located on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in ME, Island Express located on Naval Station Newport in RI, Tobyhanna Office Express located on Tobyhanna Army Depot in PA, and Arsenal Express on Picatinny Arsenal in NJ. In addition, CABVI has the assignment to operate stores at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and at Quantico Marine Base in Quantico, VA.
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