H-D Celebrates Century-long Partnership with Beyond Vision

Beyond Vision employee, Ericka, is working on a License Plate Relocation Kit.​

Beyond Vision is a 501(c)3 self-funded manufacturing, assembly and packaging company established in 1903 (the same year as Harley-Davidson) with an employee base made up of talented, visually impaired individuals.  

Since its beginning, Beyond Vision has created meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities by partnering with local and national businesses. Harley-Davidson has enjoyed a long-time relationship, dating back to at least 1920, with Beyond Vision and considers them a go-to service provider. In support of the company's ongoing commitment to supplier diversity, Beyond Vision has been a supplier of exhaust sensor system mounts for testing, license plate brackets, machining and re-packaging for Harley-Davidson. 

The Harley-Davidson Foundation has also been supporting Beyond Vision for the past 27-years. Beyond Vision's mission is to enrich the lives of people who are blind through the dignity of work by creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for this under-served population. Grants from the Harley-Davidson Foundation have allowed Beyond Vision to train and develop more than 100 individuals each year. Beyond Vision's robust training program, offered at all levels of the organization, enables visually impaired individuals to improve their skills to achieve personal and economic independence. 

"The comprehensive relationship we share with Beyond Vision is a win-win for both companies," said Bryan Niketh, senior vice president of Product and Operations. "By engaging and supporting great organizations like Beyond Vision, we are able to source components locally and help to provide meaningful employment for the visually impaired."

Beyond Vision employee, Pia, is working on a Footboard Assembly.

A Beyond Vision employee hired in 1920 is shown here gauging rollers for H-D.