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Laura True promoted to Human Resources lead for IFB Solutions

Dec 19, 2022 06:14PM ● By WNC Business
IFB Solutions, the largest employer of people who are blind or visually impaired in the country, has promoted Laura True to Senior Director of Human Resources for the nonprofit. IFB Solutions operates manufacturing facilities in Winston-Salem, N.C., Little Rock, Ark., and on Sardis Road in Asheville, N.C.

In her new capacity, True will lead IFB’s human resources team supporting the organization’s nearly 1,000 employees. The Asheville manufacturing facility employs more than 137 people, about half of whom are blind or visually impaired. In addition to its three manufacturing facilities, IFB operates office supply stores in government locations and offers a growing number of work-from-home positions for blind or visually impaired individuals across the country.

True started with IFB Solutions in 2012 and has held various human resources positions throughout her career. She is a graduate of Norwich University in Vermont, the oldest U.S. private military college, and served in the Army for four years. True holds a certificate in project management from North Carolina State University.

About IFB Solutions®
IFB Solutions is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1936 as Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, and it provides employment, training and services for people who are blind or visually impaired. As the largest employer of people who are blind in the United States, IFB operates manufacturing facilities in Winston-Salem, N.C., Asheville, N.C., and Little Rock, Ark., in addition to nearly 20 tactical gear and office supply Base Supply Center stores. Primary business activities include production of military tactical gear, products for home and business under the Pinnacle Mercantile Amazon storefront, as well as call center operations. IFB Solutions funds employee training and services as well as community programs through grants and private donations, making possible summer camps, afterschool programs and activities for children who are blind. Its Community Low Vision Centers in North Carolina and Little Rock, AR are open to the public.
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