Regional Manufacturers Stepping Up to Help During COVID-19
April 20, 2020
Whether it is donating supplies, re-tooling to produce necessary medical equipment, or helping employees and communities get through the COVID-19 crisis, manufacturers always step up to the plate.
DVIRC assisted HPT Pharma, Elmark Packaging, and Ameripak in getting access to necessary cleaning supplies in order to stay open.
Spike’s Trophies pivoted from manufacturing awards and recognition pieces to a call center for NYC COVID-19 tests over the course of a weekend.
Ehmke Manufacturing and DISC Makers converted their operations to begin manufacturing PPE face shields.
Boathouse Sports, which was originally shut down and denied exemption, created a line of face masks and found local hospital buyers, and were granted access to reopen. They currently have a 30,000 piece order for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
DVIRC Executive Network members have been working with each other to convert their operations to support the COVID-19 fight.
DVIRC assisted Monarch Doors in receiving grant funding to offset growth costs they were incurring.
Timberlane revamped its production from wooden shutters for homes to producing face and intubation shields for medical professionals. They have also been working with DVIRC, which has created a Supply Chain portal to identify suppliers/manufacturers of critical needs equipment.
Crazy Aaron’s pivoted from making toy putty to manufacturing hand sanitizer for hospitals, first responders, and others. They have also been working with DVIRC, which has created a Supply Chain portal to identify suppliers/manufacturers of critical needs equipment.
City Sign pivoted its operations to make face shields for companies and critical needs organizations. They have also been working with DVIRC, which has created a Supply Chain portal to identify suppliers/manufacturers of critical needs equipment.
American Additive Manufacturing shifted its operations to make 3D printed materials and masks for PPE.
Product Systems Automation has a bedbug disinfectant machine which they pivoted on to disinfect N95 masks and have an order in for Massachusetts General Hospital.