More companies from the reusable packaging space have stepped up to produce health equipment in the face of short supply. For example, Amatech Inc. announced today that it was producing protective face shields, with a portion of the output to be donated.
Meanwhile, SSI SCHAEFER announced that it has started producing face masks for employees of distribution centers and waste collection firms as well as clients. Schaefer Systems is a leader in reusable packaging systems, automation and material handling systems, along with waste carts and technology. The Packaging Systems Division within SSI SCHAEFER is using its textile dunnage sewing capabilities and leveraging vendor relationships to quickly manufacture masks for clients, retail distribution center employees, and waste collection workers within North America.
The production started this week in both Charlotte, NC and the San Louis Potosi, Mexico locations. The first prototypes were completed this week but the company plans to produce as many as 1,000 masks per week.
“This is a great opportunity to help our communities and essential employees who provide much-needed services every day,” stated Andy Schumacher, Vice President of Packaging Systems Division. “We applaud each and every one of them for their heroic efforts to keep the economy and the essential services going. This is truly a project that the entire SSI SCHAEFER team got behind and made it happen quickly along with our suppliers. We’re all happy to contribute and do our civic duty.”