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[VIDEO] Gildan’s Health & Safety Measures on the Factory Floor During COVID-19

Take a look at the measures Gildan has implemented to keep their workers safe during COVID-19
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On a regular day, Gildan manufactures some of the world’s most well-known blank apparel. But these are not ordinary days. As the COVID-19 pandemic continued to spread, the growing shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) was an issue Gildan could not ignore. That’s why they decided to convert some of their factories to manufacture masks and gowns. 

Dow Collaborates With Multiple Partners to Develop and Donate Level 2 Medical Isolation Gowns

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  • Collaboration included Magna International, Inc., 3M, Cadillac Products Packaging Company, DuPont, Fitesa, Landaal Packaging Systems, Plastixx FFS Technologies, Shurtape and Volkswagen
  • 100,000 isolation gowns to be donated to healthcare professionals
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  • Collaboration included Magna International, Inc., 3M, Cadillac Products Packaging Company, DuPont, Fitesa, Landaal Packaging Systems, Plastixx FFS Technologies, Shurtape and Volkswagen
  • 100,000 isolation gowns to be donated to healthcare professionals

Gildan Responds to Increased Demand for Masks and Re-Opens Two Additional Facilities

Gildan has re-opened two sewing facilities in Nicaragua to respond to increased demand in mask production
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In April, Gildan announced that the Company had partially re-opened some of its textile and sewing factories in Honduras to produce non-medical face masks and isolation gowns in support of the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Company adapted its operations to manufacture the new products and mobilized a team of experts to develop and implement stringent processes to protect employees who had chosen to come back to work on this effort. But since then, the demand for masks has continued to grow.

HP Graphics Print Providers Continue to Support the Health and Well‐being of Local Communities

Through creativity and ingenuity, PSPs are helping to bring joy to our medical heroes, patients and the public during COVID-19
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PALO ALTO, Calif., May 13, 2020 – HP Inc. together with its global network of print service providers (PSPs) continue to innovate printing applications to help medical teams, businesses and the public adapt in the ongoing effort to combat COVID-19.

Mohawk Increases PPE Manufacturing, Donates Face Shields and Protective Gowns to the ASPCA®

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CALHOUN, Ga., May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Industries is donating personal protective equipment (PPE) to the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to ensure the safety of their staff working in communities greatly impacted by COVID-19. The effort helps ensure staff feel safe and comfortable while continuing to care for and protect animals across the country.

Businesses Jump to the Aid of the Health Care Industry

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Insurance giant Aflac donated $5 million to providing medical supplies and PPE, SonoScape gave portable ultrasound equipment to health care facilities across Spain and network operator EE is providing unlimited free mobile data for National Health Service workers until October.

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CNH Industrial Helps Local Communities in India With Essential COVID-19 Supplies

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As part of CNH Industrial’s N.V. ongoing corporate social responsibility actions in India, local teams have been hard at work deploying sanitary supplies for municipal distribution and to healthcare providers.

Delivering PPE to the Front Lines in Louisiana

International Paper Donates Boxes to LSU PPE Production Effort
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In April, Louisiana State University (LSU) began large-scale production of personal protective equipment (PPE) as part of its statewide response to support medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Paper provided 800 corrugated boxes to assist with the safe transportation of the PPE.

The Hershey Company Commits $1 Million to Production of Disposable Facemasks

Converting operations to support communities is latest step in the company’s COVID-19 response
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HERSHEY, Pa., May 4, 2020, /3BL Media/ The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) has announced that it is committing $1 million to acquire, install and staff a new manufacturing line dedicated to the production of facemasks. The new line, which will be capable of producing up to 45,000 masks per day, will become operational near the end of May.

Essity Invests in Production of Face Masks

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To support society and health and elderly care, hygiene and health company Essity has acquired three new machines for large-scale production of face masks. With this investment, the Group will produce face masks in factories in Mexico, Sweden, and the US.

“The demand for face masks in the fight against COVID-19 is substantial and with this investment we hope to meet some of this demand. Contributing to society is one of our key priorities under the current circumstances,” says Donato Giorgio, President Global Manufacturing at Essity.  

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