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Maryland Manual 1994-1995

PRICING COMMITTEE FOR BLIND
INDUSTRIES & SERVICES OF MARYLAND
Contact: David L. Reed
................ (410) 233-4567

Ex officio: Mary Margaret Smith, designee
of Secretary of General Services; Carol
Coleman, designee of Secretary of Public
Safety & Correctional Services; David L.
Reed, designee of President, Blind
Industries & Services of Maryland; Sharon
Maneki, President, National Federation of
the Blind of Maryland.

VENDING SERVICES DIVISION
John Ward, Director ...... (410) 247-3737

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DIVISION
BALTIMORE PLANT
Mark Derr, Manager
2901 Strickland St.
Baltimore, MD 21223 . (410) 233-4567

SEWN PRODUCTS DIVISION
Jim Miller, Director of Operations
....................
(410) 233-4567

EASTERN SHORE PIANT

Jack Grizzell, Manager
Northwood Industrial Park
Salisbury, MD 21801 . . (410) 749-1366

WESTERN MARYLAND PLANT
Marion Leib, Manager
322 Paca St.
Cumberland, MD 21501
.................. (301) 724-4111

REHABILITATION DIVISION
Rosemary Lerdahl, Director. (410) 233-4567

HUMAN RESOURCES

Claire Ricci, Director. ........ (410) 233-4567

FINANCE
Kenneth Harper, Controller . . . (410) 233-4567

AIDS & APPLIANCES

Barbara Crook, Director ...... (410) 233-4567

BRAILLE SERVICES

Claire Ricci, Director. ........ (410) 233-4567

SALES & MARKETING

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS
David L. Reed, Director. . . . (410) 233-4567

SEWN PRODUCTS
Michael Guerclo, Director . . (410) 233-4567

DEVELOPMENT & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Dale Otto, Director. ......... (410) 233-4567

Blind Industries and Services of Maryland origi-
nated in 1908 as the Maryland Workshop for the Blind
(Chapter 566, Acts of 1908). It adopted its present
name in 1973 (Chapter 164, Acts of 1973).
A quasi-public agency, Blind Industries and Services
of Maryland provides employment services, vocational
training, rehabilitation, and education to blind and
severely multi-handicapped blind Marylanders. The
agency's eleven trustees are appointed for three-year
terms by the Governor with Senate advice and consent.
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland estab-
lishes and operates centers for the training, rehabili-
tation, and employment of the adult blind of
Maryland. In addition, the agency teaches adult

Independent Agencies /499

blind persons the day-to-day skills necessary to live
in a sighted society. The agency is open for the labor
and manufactures of all blind citizens of Maryland
over eighteen years of age who can give satisfactory
evidence of character and ability to do the work
required. All profits from blind industries are used
to further the agency's mission (Code 1957, Art.
30, secs.3-10.30A).
To carry out these programs. Blind Industries and
Services of Maryland operates four divisions: Vending
Services; Industrial Products; Sewn Products; and
Rehabilitation. The agency also transcribes braille and
runs an aids and appliances store.

PRICING COMMITTEE FOR
BLIND INDUSTRIES & SERVICES

Contact: David L. Reed (410) 233-4567

The Pricing Committee for Blind Industries and
Services of Maryland sets prices of supplies and
services provided to State government agencies by
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland. The
Committee reviews contracts to ensure that fair
market prices are charged.
The Committee consists of four ex officio mem-
bers: the Secretary of General Services; the Secretary
of Public Safety and Correctional Services; the Presi-
dent of Blind Industries and Services of Maryland; and
a member of the Executive Board, National Federa-
tion of the Blind of Maryland (Code State Finance and
Procurement Article, sec. 14-104).

VENDING SERVICES DIVISION
John Ward, Director
(410) 233-4567

Created in 1989, the Vending Services Division
provides and services beverage and snack vending
machines throughout Maryland. The Division is
opening up many nontraditional sales and service
jobs for blind workers.

INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DIVISION
(410)233-4567

The Industrial Products Division provides mean-
ingful employment to blind and severely multi-handi-
capped blind adults in the manufacturing of more than
a hundred products for federal and State government
agencies and commercial and private businesses. The
Division is located in Baltimore.

SEWN PRODUCTS DIVISION
(410) 233-4567

The Sewn Products Division employs blind and
severely multi-handicapped blind adults in the
manufacture of sewn products used by federal and
State government agencies as well as private busi-
nesses. The Division operates plants in Cumberland
and Salisbury.

 



 
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