At the beginning of 2019 MidWest Enteprises for the Blind Inc. (MWEB) established its commercial brand, FocusForward, with the purpose of developing commercial business in Kalamazoo and beyond. FocusForward is part of MidWest Enterprises for the Blind, Inc.
FocusForward is an assembly, warehousing and distribution facility that provides quality services to our commercial customers. FocusForward is dedicated to meeting our customers expectations in a timely, professional, and cost effective manner, while maintaining high standards of quality. We have over 25 years of expertise in assembly, packaging, warehousing, and distribution.
MidWest Enteprises for the Blind Inc. provides employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired people to maximize their potential for independent living and assist in achieving economic self-support.
MidWest Enterprises for the Blind, Inc. was formed in 1992. The co-founders determined that this organization would be unique to the Kalamazoo community and the state of Michigan. Research showed that there was a large population of individuals in Kalamazoo County who were legally blind and in need of wage-earning opportunities. There were ample resources in the area. For example, Western Michigan University boasted a highly successful blind rehabilitation program. The Bureau of Services for Blind Persons, located on Oakland Drive, housed a complete living skills and employment training facility, and served clients on a statewide basis. The first headquarters of MWEB was located at 147 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
1993 - 1996
1998 - 2002
2003 - 2008
"FocusForward's quick response to our request for help and their ability to come up with an excellent and economical approach to our problem proved to be the reason we chose to work with them.”Blaine Lam, President of Lam & Associates
"In reference to our experience with FocusForward, we have had one  opportunity to utilize your services to date. We found the front-end planning meetings to be thorough, the scheduled work was completed as required and on time, and the pricing seemed fair to both parties.
Based on this quality experience we will definitely keep FocusForward in mind as we consider outside resources to support our business growth."
James Dunston, Cereal City Science
As an e-commerce business, one thing we thought was really cool was how FocusForward implemented a training center to promote professional development and growth by building and enhancing employees’ computer skills. We're very excited to continue working with FocusForward.
We've been really happy with the quality of their work so far, and we hope that both businesses can grow together!
Sam Schriemer, Ippinka
FocusForward made a world of difference in cutting down processing time for our office. This was our first experience working with an outside task force to prepare packages that we would normally handle internally. Throughout the course of the project FocusForward remained responsive, adaptive, and attentive to our needs.
We would recommend FocusForward to anyone searching for an outside solution that is both timely and cost-effectiveShelby Long, Kalamazoo College
I would like to acknowledge FocusForward on their exceptional customer service. The staff was quick in response. Their input in how best to approach the project to positively serve our customers was greatly appreciated.
We truly value our working relationship with FocusForward over the years and certainly look forward to working with them for years to come.Vica Gutierrez, Four Points by Sheraton