Surgical Masks Shortages

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Mods, feel free to move or delete this thread.

There are shortages of surgical Masks due to the Coronavirus situation and many companies have been able to donate which is great but has lead to shortages among construction workers, road crews, clinics, doctors offices, etc.

My company has converted our manufacturing facilities to producing surgical masks as a way to help supply the industry and keep our workers employed.

We can't give them away but if you know anyone in a field that needs them encourage them to reach out to me.

Menudesigns.com
https://www.menudesigns.com/

Edit: The masks are disposable and meet all FDA requirements. We are also gearing up to provide the full face shields. Should be able to start taking bulk orders tomorrow.

I'm not in the office today but just give me a call tomorrow at 1-800-889-6368 ext 206 8-5 eastern and I can get you all details/pricing.
 
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Mods, feel free to move or delete this thread.

There are shortages of surgical Masks due to the Coronavirus situation and many companies have been able to donate which is great but has lead to shortages among construction workers, road crews, clinics, doctors offices, etc.

My company has converted our manufacturing facilities to producing surgical masks as a way to help supply the industry and keep our workers employed.

We can't give them away but if you know anyone in a field that needs them encourage them to reach out to me.

Menudesigns.com
Reference Volunteers for tracking and a discount.
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Very cool. You make it sound easy but how on earth do you go from making menus to making surgical masks?
We do menu printing but our main business is making menu covers using leather, faux leather, acrylic, wood, etc and producing them into books for high end restaurants, casinos, resorts, Disney, etc.

We already have the capability and skilled workforce....it's just a matter of adjusting materials and changing up assembly process.
 
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We do menu printing but our main business is making menu covers using leather, faux leather, acrylic, wood, etc and producing them into books for high end restaurants, casinos, resorts, Disney, etc.

We already have the capability and skilled workforce....it's just a matter of adjusting materials and changing up assembly process.
I am a retiree, but want to thank you for respecting the right of your employees to maintain employment. Nothing is more depressing to the personal ego than to lose control over your life situation.
 
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I am a retiree, but want to thank you for respecting the right of your employees to maintain employment. Nothing is more depressing to the personal ego than to lose control over your life situation.
Thank you sir but I can't take the credit. I am an employee and love the company and believe in our leadership.

We have an amazing owner, management and employees who are encouraged to take ownership of our company and are allowed to help build it and have a say in the direction.

I take pride in working for a ethical place that cares about our employees and customers.
 
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I work in a respiratory icu unit and its not surgical masks we're short on. Its the specialized N95 masks that are specially made with very tight weave so particles cannot get through. Kind of like thread count on sheets. While the virus is generally droplet spread, it becomes airborne during procedures such as nebulizer, bronch, CPAP, etc, all of which occur routinely with these patients. This is when hospital grade N95s are crucial to keep Pulmonologists, Respiratory Therapists and RNs healthy.

We are, unfortunately, beginning to get the construction grade N95s that the road crews should have and that's scary. There's a reason they weren't hospital approved last week.
 
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I have Chinese suppliers trying to get me to order these every day. Almost pulled the trigger on a boatload to resale. Not gouge, just supply and not go bankrupt.

But after the way they destroyed that guy in Chattanooga who had the garage full of hand sanitizer, I decided to not take the risk of that crap.
 
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Mods, feel free to move or delete this thread.

There are shortages of surgical Masks due to the Coronavirus situation and many companies have been able to donate which is great but has lead to shortages among construction workers, road crews, clinics, doctors offices, etc.

My company has converted our manufacturing facilities to producing surgical masks as a way to help supply the industry and keep our workers employed.

We can't give them away but if you know anyone in a field that needs them encourage them to reach out to me.

Menudesigns.com
https://www.menudesigns.com/

Reference Volunteers for tracking and a discount.
Thanks for the link. My baby sister is a nurse at Tenova in Cleveland. I just sent her the web address and the info for tracking and the discount. She is a charge nurse so she may have a little power to help if they have a shortage. This is a good thing your company is doing. God bless you and your company greatly.
 
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Mods, feel free to move or delete this thread.

There are shortages of surgical Masks due to the Coronavirus situation and many companies have been able to donate which is great but has lead to shortages among construction workers, road crews, clinics, doctors offices, etc.

My company has converted our manufacturing facilities to producing surgical masks as a way to help supply the industry and keep our workers employed.

We can't give them away but if you know anyone in a field that needs them encourage them to reach out to me.

Menudesigns.com
https://www.menudesigns.com/

Reference Volunteers for tracking and a discount.
are there reusable or disposable? work at hospital in nashville and supplies running thin
 
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Thank you sir but I can't take the credit. I am an employee and love the company and believe in our leadership.

We have an amazing owner, management and employees who are encouraged to take ownership of our company and are allowed to help build it and have a say in the direction.

I take pride in working for a ethical place that cares about our employees and customers.
Companies that "step up" like yours and others should be remembered by all of us when this "trouble spot" has played itself out. Their products should be a "first choice" by us all....
 
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We have a brewery in Castle Rock making hand sanitizer for the cause!

Hospital gear obviously more important though.
All ways to slow down/stop this illness are important. If a mask of lesser ability has to be used, so be it. It might stop the one germ that could have gotten you. Hospital level gear, yes it is important, but something is better than nothing.
 
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I read too that Ford is going to start making respirators and ventilators at their Dearborn plant. Odd choice considering Ford has been getting away from anything naturally aspirated the last few years. Seriously though, go Ford!
I know most here are not old enough to have been exposed to what Ford and others did during WW2. I have memories of the "recovery" period after that time. Americans were proud of the way big companies transitioned to products outside their normal product. I think we are seeing this now. This is the america I'm most proud of.
 
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Thanks for the link. My baby sister is a nurse at Tenova in Cleveland. I just sent her the web address and the info for tracking and the discount. She is a charge nurse so she may have a little power to help if they have a shortage. This is a good thing your company is doing. God bless you and your company greatly.
Thank you and God Bless. You can have her contact customer service with any questions.

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We do menu printing but our main business is making menu covers using leather, faux leather, acrylic, wood, etc and producing them into books for high end restaurants, casinos, resorts, Disney, etc.

We already have the capability and skilled workforce....it's just a matter of adjusting materials and changing up assembly process.
This harkens back to the days of WWII when many manufacturers converted over to a wartime production footing from their normal "peacetime" production. Ford went from making cars to making airplanes and tanks, as did General Motors and others, thus turning this country into the "arsenal of democracy".
 
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This harkens back to the days of WWII when many manufacturers converted over to a wartime production footing from their normal "peacetime" production. Ford went from making cars to making airplanes and tanks, as did General Motors and others, thus turning this country into the "arsenal of democracy".
I've often wondered with our loss of a lot of our manufacturing and over specialization of what we do have if we still retained the ability to do this. It's good to know at least to some extent we do.
 
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My wife was impressed with my MaGyver-esque design of a pair of surgical masks using only a brassiere.

But, the more orthodox way you guys make them is perfectly fine.
 
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are there reusable or disposable? work at hospital in nashville and supplies running thin
They are disposable and meet all FDA requirements. We are also gearing up to provide the full face shields. Should be able to start taking bulk orders tomorrow.

I'm not in the office today but just give me a Call tomorrow at 1-800-889-6368 ext 206 and I can get you all details/pricing.
 

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