Manufacturing 2017-09-26T14:54:57+00:00


For more than 90 years, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. has continually provided opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities.

Nearly 60 years ago, we began our machine shop operation, having been a continual contractor with The Boeing Company since 1951.

Today, The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is an ISO9001 and AS9100 accredited manufacturer that employs more than 70 machinists who are blind and DeafBlind. A participant in the AbilityOne Program, we are associated with the National Industries for the Blind.

We specialize in:

Group photo of machinists at the Lighthouse facility

Pictured: A group photo of machinists working at the Seattle facility


Machinist Jorge Aristizabal operating a machine in the Seattle facility.

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified, and ITAR registered, employing LEAN practices in all of our manufacturing processes. Proven through customer ratings, the Lighthouse consistently delivers high quality, on-time, competitively priced components, assemblies, and services. We utilize the latest systems including CATIA V5 3D Modeling (as well as others), and supply a wide range of products for the aerospace commercial and defense industries.

Our list of customers includes various Federal government organizations such as the Department of Defense, and commercial firms including The Boeing Company, Triumph Composite Systems, Inc., and BAE Systems.