Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), a nonprofit providing comprehensive services and job opportunities for people living with vision loss, announces today the acquisition of Route Transportation and Logistics, Inc. (Route), a third-party logistics provider located in Bradenton, Florida. 

The additional revenue generated from the acquisition will enable CABVI to bring new job opportunities to not only the Greater Cincinnati area, but it also expands the talent search nationally while continuing to help clients build a better future.

“For more than 100 years, CABVI has worked to help people living with vision loss live a full and productive life. Today marks another important step as we strive to be a true partner to the local community,” said Teri Shirk, CABVI president and CEO. “The acquisition of Route supports our mission and allows us to offer new jobs here locally that might not have been available to our visually impaired clients before this partnership. The jobs are engaging, rewarding and offer visually impaired individuals with career opportunities in one of the nation’s fastest growing industries.”

Route currently offers third- party logistics and freight management services throughout the United States and Canada. While Route’s leadership will continue to oversee day-to-day operation of the business, CABVI will help recruit, train, and support individuals in their Route jobs. Future positions will include account managers, customer service roles, sales positions, load/shipment coordinators, and compliance managers. 

The job opportunities with Route allow employees to learn more about the ever-changing world of technology, develop a deep understanding of the logistics trade and enjoy more opportunities for career advancement.  Additionally, Route’s remote work environment eliminates transportation concerns, a common work barrier for individuals with vision loss.

“Since we opened our doors in 2009, we have focused on building a culture centered around teamwork and growing the company together,” said Craig Cappello, President at Route. “As we experienced exciting success, we knew we had to find a way to use our business to positively impact people’s lives. Partnering with CABVI is a natural fit as it allows us to find smart, high-quality talent to continue our growth while at the same time supporting inclusion by providing access to dynamic and challenging jobs.”

CABVI’s acquisition of Route Transportation and Logistics was completed last week. 

“Helping people with vision loss find employment allows them to remain independent and gain the confidence they need to enjoy life to the fullest,” continued Shirk. “There’s no doubt these new job opportunities are going to help our clients flourish and turn their dreams into reality. We are excited for our clients and the future of both CABVI and Route.”