With roots that date back nearly 100 years, we invest in our people to fulfill our mission. Our mission is to create opportunities for success and independence with people who are blind or visually impaired through vision rehabilitation services and employment.

AVRE's Business Division comprises three production areas: manufacturing, contract packaging, and switchboard operations. We manufacture high quality manila file folders, copy paper and pressboard folders - all in Downtown Binghamton, NY.  These products are sold in the commercial and government markets, both locally and across the country. Over 90% of all direct labor positions are held by people who are blind or visually impaired.
AVRE's local, commercial business has grown significantly over the past several years and we are proud to work with businesses committed to supporting the Southern Tier. We are active in the Greater Binghamton, Tompkins County, and Otsego County Chambers of Commerce, as well as the Business Council of New York State. As our business grows, we will purchase more materials manufactured in our area by people who live in our area.
Our primary customers remain departments and agencies within the Federal Government. AVRE is an active partner with the AbilityOne Program as an authorized nonprofit agency.  AbilityOne is one of the largest sources of employment within the United States for people who are blind or have severe disabilities through contracts with the federal government. AVRE products are sold under the SKILCRAFT® brand to the federal government customer. Toward that end, AVRE partners with the National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the New York State Preferred Source Program (NYSPSP), and New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID).
Our long-standing relationships with suppliers generate growth within the manufacturing sector to create meaningful and valuable jobs for people who are blind at AVRE.