KSN: Pittsburg man produces masks, head straps for medical personnel using 3D printer

One southeast Kansas man is helping to create more personal protective equipment for health care workers across the country.

KSNT: K-State Students Design 3D Print Face Shields For Healthcare Workers

In an effort to provide local healthcare professionals, essential workers and anyone else who might need personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Kansas State’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design DigiFab Club is taking the initiative to produce personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.

Fox 4 Kansas City: Local company ramps up COVID-19 test kit production for hospitals, health care workers

A small biotech company, based in Kansas City, is making a major contribution to local hospitals and health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Wichita Eagle: Aviation firm, 3D printers help protect Wichita health care workers from coronavirus

Just as health care workers are stepping up to help the Wichita community during the coronavirus outbreak, so are members of the community stepping up to help them. Two especially creative ways are also two of the most crucial. Individuals and companies are working with Via Christi to make hospital-quality face masks and shields.

The Kansas City Star: How a 7-year-old Lenexa boy is helping KC — and beyond — during the COVID-19 pandemic

Using a 3D printer, Ethan has created KC-themed mask bands, which have the purpose of securing protective gear in place while also keeping straps off the back of the ear entirely.

KWCH: Wichita Brewing Company makes hand sanitizer for those on the COVID-19 front lines

A Wichita business known for its craft beer is stepping up to brew a different type of alcohol. It’s all part of an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Wichita Brewing Company is answering the community’s call for help.

Inc: These 2 Companies Are Making Face Shields for Everyone

Tucker Trotter didn’t want to develop inexpensive face shields. He wanted them to be free. The CEO of Dimensional Innovations, a 300-employee creator of brand experiences based in Overland Park, Kansas, had the machining equipment in-house to make such a product.

KWCH: Dodge City’s Boot Hill Distillery begins producing hand sanitizer

Boot Hill Distillery in Dodge City begins working double time, making its usual liquor, and now, hand cleanser that meets standards set by the World Health Organization.

The Wichita Eagle: Two Facebook groups organized by Wichitans are donating thousands of face masks

She’s made at least 175 face masks to give to family, friends, neighbors and other places that are asking for the masks, she said in a phone interview earlier this week after dropping off 90 masks to fulfill a request from Heartspring, a local facility that provides services to children with special needs.

KCTV: Lenexa based home air filter company turns out material for masks for front line heroes

“We thought it was unacceptable there were several hospitals and health care workers out there that are using cloth and t-shirts for facemasks. So we thought, we want to help the best we can,” Director of Technology at Filti, Dakota Hendrickson said.

KMBC: Kansas City Royals owner, investors donate 500,000 meals to Harvesters during COVID-19 outbreak

The Royals said Tuesday Sherman and the Royals’ investors are donating the funds for 500,000 meals to address food insecurity in Greater Kansas City during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wichita Business Journal: Textron Aviation now building products for fight against COVID-19

The company, which normally builds Beechcraft and Cessna aircraft, has begun manufacturing plastic face shields and cloth face masks that will be provided to the medical community and first responders.

Great Bend Post: Fuller Industries responds to shortage crisis

Fuller Industries is answering the call to provide much-needed supplies across the nation by ramping up production of current products, increasing product offerings and finding unique solutions for PPE shortages.

Salina Journal: 3D printed masks help fill supply gap

By mid-morning Thursday, Northwest Kansas Technical College Instructor Michael Zimmerman had made 30 plastic masks destined for The University of Kansas Medical Center Wichita Campus.

Kansas City Business Journal: Woodyard Bar-B-Que co-owner sleeps easier with PPP money in hand

Woodyard Bar-B-Que in Kansas City, Kan., was only a week or two away from laying people off or shutting down when its Paycheck Protection Program funding arrived.

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