Personal Protective Equipment Updates

Personal Protective Equipment Updates

LAST UPDATED ON MARCH 30, 2020 AT 8:31 AM
We’re doing our part to help healthcare workers across the country by making personal protective equipment. Check back for daily updates on our progress! 

 

March 27, 2020:

  • Made 500 Shields
  • Organized the warehouse to receive over 300 boxes of Material due on Monday
  • Delivered our first two orders to local health care providers

delivering ppe to local hospital

March 26, 2020:

  • Began to receive all materials and tools required to produce
  • Set up the production floor to produce PPE at scale
  • Made our first 50 shields to test our process and ensure quality
  • Resized length of elastic and adjusted staple placement for comfort

sewing ppe

March 25, 2020:

  • Elastic samples arrived at our production facility in Baltimore, MD

ppe mask

March 24, 2020:

  • The necessary foam and elastic was ordered
  • An employee picked up samples from a local vendor and brought them to our manufacturing facility 
  • The requested larger prototype was created 
production facility

March 23, 2020:

  • The White House Task Force was in touch with us and approved our latest prototype, but said a larger shield would be better
  • A Safety Committee was formed
  • The Committee created safety protocol for all employees to follow 

creating PPE masks in lab

March 22, 2020:

  • We contacted dozens of suppliers of foam, plastic, and elastic materials so we could begin producing the shields in mass quantities  
  • Ryan secured 90,000 yards of elastic which is good for 180,000 shields

March 21, 2020:

  • CEO, Ryan Millman, and Engineer, Cheyne Smith developed an initial PPE shield prototype
  • Ryan shared a Facebook Update with our community and we received an overwhelming response

PPE shield

6 Comments

  1. Allen Round

    Your “we’re here for the healthcare workers” message about what Nationsphotolab is doing is worth smiling about. Thanks.

     
  2. Sabrina Johnson

    THANK YOU! I am a retired Operating Room RN. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I still have many friends still in the field. What a wonderful thing for you to do!

     
  3. Gregg Fuhrman

    Excellent work! Your actions and ingenuity are a big part of how we will beat this while helping those who need it. As a husband of a nurse who is now “working on the front line”– THANK YOU.

     

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