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Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind Gets Navy Contract

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Lighthouse for the Blind has started work sewing an order that will send thousands of T-shirts to the Navy.

Officials today marked the opening of the manufacturing line at the southwest Little Rock manufacturing plant.

Workers at the Lighthouse include the blind, the visually impaired and sighted.  They are making the T-shirts for the Navy, as part of a three-month contract worth $187,000.

The Lighthouse will make 20,000 of the T-shirts a month from January through March.  The contract may be extended.

Lighthouse workers already making a moisture-resistant T-shirt for members of the Army serving in desert climates, as well as a nylon utility belt and a Bandoleer pouch for the military.

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