WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The optical laboratory at IFB Solutions Inc. has gained a second extension of a federal contract that was set to expire Thursday.

The contract, one of three that the Winston-Salem nonprofit has with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, affects 47 employees. The contract initially was set to expire July 31, but was extended by 15 days. It is now set to expire Aug. 31.

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