The United States of America has been in crisis mode for weeks due to Covid-19, also known as the Corona Virus. When a pandemic like this happens, it is important that first responders, health care workers, and essential personnel have what they need to stay safe. In response to a large shortage of necessary supplies, American companies have stepped up to provide what our fellow citizens need.
On the 3M Company Website, they discuss the efforts they are making by doubling the production of N95 respirators to 1.1 billion per year at its global manufacturing facilities, They will double its capacity again to 2 billion per year within the next 12 months to help battle Covid-19.
Fanatics, the company that makes sports uniforms in Easton, Pennsylvania, was asked by a local hospital if their factory could urgently produce 10,000 masks. The company jumped into action using fabric that had been purchased for Major League Baseball teams. Future plans include masks and hospital gowns for the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania region.
Christian Siriano, a fashion designer, has begun to produce face masks to be donated to hospitals.
City Threads, a company based in Los Angeles, have set a goal of making five million cotton masks to protect their city.
Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld has teamed up with Five Saints Distilling to make hand sanitizer to be donated to health professionals.
Decent Exposures an underwear company in Seattle, WA. are producing reusable cotton face masks for retirement communities.
Fisher Dynamics is 3D printing ventilator parts to expand the capacity of Michigan hospitals.
Flowfold has suspended travel gear production to make PPE for healthcare workers.
Ford signed on to produce respirators, clear face shields, and disposable masks. The company has partnered with GE and 3M to produce this gear.
Hanes will also be producing cotton face masks for healthcare workers to help protect them from Covid-19.
Proctor & Gamble‘s Pennsylvania paper product factory has been allowed to remain open during the state’s shutdown. The company, which produces toilet paper, paper towels, and diapers, has been deemed a “life-sustaining” business.
These are just some of the American based companies that are stepping up to provide for our country in this time of need. Other companies include: Mary Kay, Honeywell, New Balance, Gypsy Vodka, Kitsbow, and more.