Six months ago, if I offered a person on the street $100 to tell me what PPE stands for, do you think they would know it stood for Personal Protective Equipment? Likely not! Indeed, the need, use and manufacturing of PPE has become quite the hot-button issue in the US during the COVID-19 crisis. North Carolina, with our rich history in textiles and manufacturing, has responded to these needs in resounding fashion. Across the state, masks, face shields and gowns found new producers through our strong manufacturing and textiles firms.
This PPE is being put to use by healthcare professionals, emergency responders, and other essential businesses who want to protect their employees and the community at large. While NC continues to gradually open up more types of business and consumers get more comfortable being in public, the need for PPE remains high. Many establishments have seen the use of PPE and proper cleaning strategies as a necessary marketing tool in this crisis in order to make customers more comfortable coming into their establishment.
Right here in Alamance County there have been many businesses who have switched their production to meet the needs of our community by producing masks and other essential PPE.
Alamance Strong surveyed local textile manufacturers to find out which ones had switched to making masks and below you can find the contact information for those businesses. There are many styles and formats to choose from but remember that masks are not the only way to display your commitment to keeping your customers safe.
Please contact the below businesses if you are interested in ordering locally made masks.