As COVID-19 spreads and shutdowns expand to nonessential manufacturing, companies from a range of end markets are stepping up and pulling together to help fill gaps in the supply chain.
A lot of companies out there are already in full production, especially those supplying the medical industry. California's M.R. Mold is open and so are others.
We're following up on stories of what companies are doing, whether with donations of face masks to shifting production to make disposable gowns.
The pandemic is also prompting companies outside their usual markets. Ex-Tech Plastics is supplying PET rollstock to thermoformers as part of a University of Wisconsin project to produce face shields. (And the information on how to replicate the program is available for free.)
Feel free to reach out to us if you're involved in similar projects.