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March 11, 2019

Our operations across 25 locations in the Commonwealth of Virginia demonstrate our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction... and that is not just a proud CEO saying that. VIB’s employees adhere to rigorous processes to add the greatest value, maximize performance, and minimize waste.

  • VIB recognized by the U.S. AbilityOne Commission as a "2018 Outstanding Distributor".
  • VIB’s two manufacturing facilities are among the first to be certified as ISO-9001/2015 compliant.
  • VIB hosted a National Industries for the Blind (NIB) Compliance Officer who inspected VIB’s records and alignment with requirements set forth under the federal AbilityOne Commission. In a review in both the Richmond and Charlottesville Plants, the Inspector found all records in order and made no recommendations for changes.
  • Meanwhile, a different NIB Compliance Officer recently visited two of our Base Supply Centers (BSCs) during a regular, but random, inspection. The two stores are in NoVA – one at the Mark Center and one at the Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ). The store at DHHQ had zero instances of ETS (essentially-the-same) products and met 99% of the published BSC best practices while the Mark Center store did even better with zero ETS and a 100% compliance with best practices. These outstanding results do not happen by accident or overnight. Local BSC Managers know the rules and expectations and ensure compliance.
  • VIB is committed to customer safety. Test reports from an accredited laboratory have been completed and the reports show that VIB’s Soft Touch 3.5, 5.2, and 6.0 nitrile gloves all passed the permeation testing per ATSM D6978 for Fentanyl. This is a very significant achievement as most medical, law enforcement, first responders, and corrections groups want this certification. VIB is working on a communication and marketing campaign, but you can order the gloves with confidence that they provide a tested-level of protection. Please contact VIB Customer Service if you have any questions at
US AbilityOne

Read the letter from the US AbilityOne Commission


In quality and customers we trust,

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Matt Koch (pronounced Cook)
Deputy Commissioner of Enterprises, DBVI
Chief Executive Officer, VIB


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