CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
The kid-friendly 3D printers that lined tables at Summit Middle School just last week are now part of the local supply chain for face shields during the coronavirus pandemic.
As hospitals continue to be in need of more personal protective equipment, some Iowa State University students are back on campus to manufacture PPE for health care workers.
While the coronavirus pandemic has put the brakes on tire sales, Nelson Tire and Auto is putting their energies into a new venture, creating face shields with their 3D printer.
Iowa makers are answering the call for donated face shields to help health care workers as they care for patients with the novel coronavirus.
Vantec Inc. is producing part of the vital face shields that hospitals and healthcare facilities are clamoring to find. The part took very little time to go from design concept to production.
An anonymous donor surprised the town of about 1,400 that sits 30 minutes from downtown Des Moines by purchasing gift cards to three local businesses and arranging for the city to send them to every household.
When an Osceola care center was running low on essential protective supplies, businesses across town pitched in to provide.
The “stitchcraft” division of Winnebago Industries in Forest City usually makes seats, sofas, and cushions for motor homes — but switched to sewing masks for MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. Other companies are preparing to produce masks and gowns, too, according to the governor.
A team at Iowa State University is partnering with Alliant Energy to create and distribute up to 2,000 face shields for hospitals in Iowa.
Two North Iowa businesses have temporarily expanded their product list to help fulfill a need for plastic medical facemasks.
Multiple entities, public and private, are doing their part to provide relief during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Century Farms Distillery of Spencer and West O Beer of West Okoboji have joined together in hopes of helping local citizens combat the COVID-19 coronavirus.