13 May 2020

Industry utilizes innovation to help with Covid-19

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc to countries across the globe forcing stay-at-home orders, business closures, and busy hospitals. It was determined early that our nation’s hospitals, especially in areas hit the hardest by the virus, would not have enough personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. It is essential for these workers to have the proper equipment to protect them while they are on the job.

I’ve seen so many examples of manufacturing suppliers and companies taking action to help. It is great to share the good that is happening when times feel so dark.

Sencorp Thermoforming, a division of SencorpWhite and a leading manufacturer of thermoforming equipment for over 50 years, stepped up when a large PPE manufacturer reached out to them for help. Sencorp’s machine typically produced consumer products in the plastic industry and they were being asked for it to quickly adapt to produce face masks. In addition, they modified the machines quickly to meet demand quickly.

The company retooled two machines in less than a week with each having the capability to make three million masks per week.

I think Sencorp’s Keith Blackwell captures how many manufacturers that are stepping up to help feel, “It is not without its challenges, but we are here to help. There is nothing more important than keeping our healthcare workers safe. They are the most important resource in this crisis.” 

To learn more about Sencorp’s story click here

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