Mossy Oak is Donating Fabric for Producing Face Masks to Help Keep Up With Demand
OutdoorHub Editor: Keenan Crow 04.09.20
As hospitals and public officials scrounge for protective gear to assist medical workers confronting the coronavirus pandemic head on, several manufactures have stepped in to lend a helping hand. From Detroit automakers – who went from producing car parts to assembling transparent face shields – to companies like Mossy Oak who’s been donating fabric to “local friends who’ve turned their manufacturing to produce masks to keep up with demand,” the efforts have been incredible.
Mossy Oak shared a photo of the bottomland face masks being made with their fabric on Instagram, and also thanked the men and women on the frontline of this pandemic:
Pretty cool, right? Mossy Oak isn’t alone, either.
Other sporting goods manufacturers have been re-purposing their factory floors recently to lend equipment, material and general know-how in a widening team effort to fight Covid-19.
“Our company culture is an athletic mind-set,” said Ed Kinnaly, the chief executive of Bauer hockey equipment, which has shifted to produce face shields for medical personnel instead of hockey players. “Our employees viewed this challenge of beating this virus like beating a competitor.”
Meanwhile, the Ford Motor Company says it’s completely halted production on their vehicles and instead has been cranking out more than a million face shields over the past week, sending them to hospitals and first responders in 16 different states.
— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) March 27, 2020
The company is now making one face shield every 10 seconds at a facility outside Detroit.
“Within one week, we’ve been able to deliver over 200K face shields to healthcare workers and first responders across the country as they work to fight COVID-19. We’re not stopping here, either.”
Within one week, we’ve been able to deliver over 200K face shields to healthcare workers and first responders across the country as they work to fight #COVID19. We’re not stopping here, either. #PPE #BuiltFordProud pic.twitter.com/rllWPNyy2V
— Ford Motor Company (@Ford) April 1, 2020