Outlook Nebraska, Inc. (ONI), a nonprofit organization providing employment and other opportunities for people who are blind and visually impaired, held its 7.1 Mile Rewinder celebration and ribbon-cutting on Friday March 16th. This machine will create more employment opportunities for blind people and increase their skill sets.
More than 150 individuals attended this event. Speakers during the ceremony included Mayor Jim Suttle of Omaha and Mayor Dave Black of Papillion, as well as congressional staff from the offices of Senator Mike Johanns, Senator Ben Nelson and Representative Lee Terry.
A part of the day that will stand out for many is the ribbon-cutting itself. ONI blind machine operator Jacob Clark made the ceremonial cut of the red ribbon.
Established in 2000, ONI provides employment and workplace training to the blind and visually impaired in a converting operation that supplies a full line of 100 percent recycled fiber content tissue and towel products to the U.S. Government and other customers. The largest employer of the blind and visually impaired in Nebraska and the only agency of its kind in a seven-state region, ONI provides additional services for its employees, including social activities, education, training and health and wellness programs.
For more information about Outlook Nebraska, Inc., please visit them on the web at www.outlooknebraska.org.