Outlook Nebraska has invested in a Bretting Manufacturing bander and log saw to double the production capacity of its multi-fold towel machine.
The Omaha-based business employs 75% blind labour in the manufacturing of its products and has equipped the multi-fold machine with simple modifications to assist low vision operators.
Large human-machine interface screens help operators adjust settings while standard screens make it hard for operators with vision loss to see the small touch points.
Added custom multi-colour LED lighting coincides with alarms and alerts operators to areas requiring attention.
Brad Sheets, director of operations at Outlook Nebraska, said: “Outlook Nebraska is dedicated to investing in our manufacturing facility to improve quality and increase capacity to meet changing customer expectations.
“The investment of new equipment sustains our mission of blind employment while staying competitive in the market.”
The company now also offers a coreless toilet paper option to customers.
As demand for this type of product increases, Outlook will consider investing in newer technologies to increase capabilities.
The coreless product is made from 100% recycled content and a minimum of 35 percent post-consumer fibres.
Outlook Nebraska produces and sells quality, sustainable janitorial paper products for government, commercial and industrial use.
It is also a non-profit organisation dedicated to positively impacting everyone who is blind and visually impaired.