Personal Protective Equipment Updates

Personal Protective Equipment Updates

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!

April 29, 2020:

  • To date, the NPL production staff has made 168,147 face shields and shipped out 116,566

April 16, 2020:

  • We have officially manufactured 100,000 face shields that have been shipped out to essential workers on the frontlines!

production facility delivering ppe

April 14, 2020:

  • The Nations Photo Lab team has shipped over 47,000 shields to over 200 healthcare facilities, police stations, fire departments, and other essential locations.

medical staff wearing PPE

April 13, 2020:

  • The NPL team produced 8,400 face shields

April 9, 2020:

  • The NPL team produced 9,440 face shields

production staff creating PPE

April 8, 2020:

  • Fox 5 DC featured the Nations Photo Lab PPE efforts to support the medical community
  • We have officially donated 100k worth of face shields to support local hospitals and COVID-19 hot spot areas
  • The NPL team produced 10,100 face shields

April 7, 2020:

  • Nations Photo Lab's facility produced 9,550 face shields

April 6, 2020:

  • Large shipments of foam and elastic materials arrived
  • Nations Photo Lab production staff is hard at work producing and shipping out face shields
  • Baltimore County Police receive their face shields

manufacturing ppe police come to pick up order of ppe

April 3, 2020:

  • The Nations Photo Lab team has manufactured and shipped face shields to over 50 hospitals
  • 13 New staff members started to assist in producing shields
  • The team shipped over 5,600 masks out
  • The medical staff at LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute received their PPE, “We can’t thank you enough for these masks!”
medical staff wearing PPE medical staff with boxes of masksdoctorface shields going on truck to hospitals

April 2, 2020:

  • Nine new staff members joined the team to help with the production of PPE
  • Produced 3,150 face shields
  • Shipped 1,520 face shields

April 1, 2020:

  • Received 100K pieces of foam
  • Shipped 780 Masks out to hospitals and health care facilities
  • Began hiring additional staffing to produce.

March 31, 2020:

  • Medical staff from Katz Women’s Hospital at Long Island Jewish Medical Center received Nations Photo Lab produced PPE
  • Received material to produce 90K shields
  • Shields became ANSI z87.1 certified
  • Shipped 4,480 masks

doctors at work

medical staff wearing PPE

March 30, 2020:

  • Produced 3,000 Shields
  • Shipped Shields to 17 different health care providers and hospitals
  • WMAR 2 News shared a story of our PPE efforts

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

PPE shield