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Magazine Issue July 2020

Manufacturing During a Crisis: Top Companies on the Front Lines

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Industry Today’s Best of the Best: Manufacturing During a Crisis

To state the obvious, the pandemic changed everything but what hasn’t changed is manufacturing’s resilience in responding to new challenges.

Canon Solutions America

Canon Powers Manufacturing of PPE

As print providers nationwide shift operations to support COVID-19 relief, Canon is helping them to source materials and ramp up production.

Infrared Cameras

Infrared Temperature Screenings to Expand Into Sports

Infrared technology can play a crucial role in getting the sports industry back to work safely, according to Infrared Cameras Inc.

Polaris Commercial

Polaris Commercial Strengthens Customer Support

Polaris Commercial introduces Pro XD occupant divider kits, grant assistance, financing and leasing, contactless support & virtual shopping.

Spartech Ohio

Spartech’s Paulding, Ohio Plant Adapts, Creates Jobs

Spartech’s Paulding, Ohio plant has swiftly pivoted to plexiglass and now has plans to hire approximately 30 new full-time employees.

Cohen Architectural Woodworking

Cohen Architectural Woodworking Creating Sneeze Guards

Cohen Architectural Woodworking has ramped up production to meet the growing nationwide demand for sneeze guards for restaurants and more.

Solvay and Boeing

Solvay and Boeing Partner on COVID-19 Face Shields

“Supersonic” collaboration between strategic partners Solvay and Boeing is yielding over 38,000 face shields to protect healthcare workers.

Ozark River Manufacturing

Ozark River Portable Sinks Keep Essential Workers Safe

Ozark River Manufacturing, Co.’s NSF-certified portable hand washing stations are keeping essential workers across industries safe.

Guardair Corporation

Guardair Syphon Spray System Combats COVID-19

Innovative product to spray cleaning solutions and disinfectants onto workplace surfaces to keep employees safe from infection.

Keter North America

Keter Creates Reusable Face Shield to Protect Frontline

The product development team at Keter North America created a reusable face shield for frontline health care workers.

Discovery Plastics

Custom Molding Company Creates 3D Masks

Industrial equipment supplier in Miami, OK retools production line to create 3D masks for PPE usage.


ANCA Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

ANCA joins the fight against COVID-19 by manufacturing components for ventilators to support the medical industry.


MORGAN Li Providing Social Distancing Essentials

Award-winning manufacturer expands capabilities of social distancing solutions for businesses to safely reopen in the wake of COVID-19.


Overcoming PPE shortages with Superior Supplier Support

Rapid innovation requires an experienced partner willing to provide hands-on support with R&D, product development and regulatory approval.


PRBX COVID-19 Task Force Supports Medical

Powerbox’s COVID-19 Task Force provides strategic business support to medical and para-medical applications.


Ripclear Launches the New V2 Shield

Ripclear launches the new V2 shield to safeguard frontline COVID-19 personnel.


PCX Completes Shipment of PPE Sterilization Chambers

The first order of 25 PPE sterilization chambers were manufactured and expedited over a two-week span to aid COVID-19 relief efforts.

Air Rover

Fighting COVID-19 with Multi-Room Negative Air Machine

A precision-engineered solution to provide the purest air possible for safer large indoor spaces using air purification and sanitization.

Nottingham Spirk

Helping Companies Adapt to Help Fight COVID-19

Nottingham Spirk helps companies across the U.S. design new products to help combat coronavirus PPE shortages and disinfectant worries.


MANN+HUMMEL Collaborates with Ford on Respirators

MANN+HUMMEL and its subsidiary Tri-Dim Filter Corporation support Ford in medical equipment production with HEPA filter supply.


Rising to the Challenge: How We Decontaminate PPE

As shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) became critical, my colleagues and I recalled our previous study on this very issue.

Vale Fox Distillery

The Vale Fox Distillery Steps Up for Frontline Workers

Already producing over 9,000 bottles of hand and surface sanitizer, the company’s generosity goes beyond donations to essential businesses.

Qualtek Manufacturing

Every Part Counts with Qualtek Manufacturing

Qualtek Manufacturing helps medical equipment providers keep up with demand.

Titan Robotics

Titan Robotics Pivots to Produce Face Shields

Titan Robotics, an industrial 3D printer manufacturer is contributing to the PPE demand.

Desert Door Texas Sotol

Desert Door Texas Sotol Aids Texas First Responders

Distillery in Greater San Marcos Region produces and donates more than 70,000 units hand sanitizer to first responders.


AstenJohnson Advances Employee Protection

AstenJohnson, a global supplier of advanced fabrics, advanced employee safety with lessons learned from the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.


GM Faces Up to Mask Shortage

GM launches rapid-response to produce face masks for COVID-19 frontline workers; shares production plans to help meet critical demand.

Euclid® Medical Products

Pouch Packaging Punches Up Pharmacy Capabilities

Euclid’s multi-dose pouch packaging machine eliminates packaging by hand, freeing pharmacist time to advise patients on COVID-19.

Spartech Wisconsin

Spartech Donation Aids in Fight Against COVID-19

Spartech has donated essential plastic materials to a Wisconsin-based company making face shields in the fight against COVID-19.

Crystal Group

Crystal Group Supports Employee COVID-19 Initiative

Electrical engineer at Iowa-based manufacturer 3D prints face shields to protect local hospital’s COVID-19 response.


Madico Acts to Shield Healthcare Workers

The clear choice for window films, coatings and laminates, Madico ramps up production of face shields that protect against COVID-19.

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