WWMT: Green Door Distilling Co. producing and donating hand sanitizer with help from community

The company said it was committed to producing 100 gallons of 190-proof neutral spirits for sanitizer, as well as donating about 1,000 four-ounce bottles of it to the community. Green Door led the distilling, bottling and distribution efforts, but businesses across the Kalamazoo area donated time and materials to project.

WWMT: WMU making face shields to help with medical supply shortage during COVID-19 pandemic

Medical staff in Michigan and nationwide were reporting a shortage of personal protective equipment, leading some organizations to offer support in unconventional ways.

WWMT: Michigan science teacher sparks movement to help those on the front lines of COVID-19

Holt High School biology teacher and FIRST Robotics coach Lisa Weise started a statewide movement of public educators working to equip Michigan’s health care workers with protective equipment as they treat patients infected with COVID-19.

Traverse City supplier helping to save lives by making pressure switches for ventilators

Right now they are making around 3,000 custom pressure switches a day for ventilators. We are told the switches serve as a critical function in that they help monitor alarms on the machines by showing the amount of air given to patients.

Click On Detroit: Romeo robotics team builds masks to help those on front lines of coronavirus crisis

We’ve seen many people around Metro Detroit step up to try to make a difference during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. In Romeo, a team that usually works on robots is using 3D printers to help people stay safe on the front lines.

Click On Detroit: Chesterfield flower shop donates bouquets to those on the frontlines

The Chesterfield plant nursery is deemed nonessential by the state, but Van Thomme has found an essential calling. After checking to make sure it was safe to do so, she’s giving away her flowers and delivering a welcome splash of color and life to police departments, hospitals, nursing homes and more.

NBC 25 News: Carhartt shifts U.S. production to make 2.5 million masks & 50,000 gowns to fight COVID-19

Carhartt will begin producing 50,000 medical gowns, and on April 20, the company will begin manufacturing 2.5 million masks. As long as these critical items are in short supply, Carhartt will continue to assist in production.

CBS News: General Motors re-opens closed Warren, Michigan, plant to make face masks

The plant, which closed last August, began making Level 1 surgical masks on Monday as demand for face masks climbs across the nation. GM said machines needed to make the masks were delivered to the Warren, Michigan, plant last week. Workers will ratchet up production over the next two weeks so the facility can manufacture 50,000 masks a day.

M Live: Jackson metal fabricator retools factory to make face shields for hospitals

Technique Inc. is manufacturing protective face shields after developing a prototype with Henry Ford Allegiance Health last week. The company – which specializes in emergency manufacturing – shipped its first batch of reusable shields on Tuesday, March 24, said Steve Hines, Technique senior account manager.

Western Michigan University: Frontline for relief: WMU team helps small businesses survive COVID-19 impacts

In an unprecedented time of uncertainty, many small businesses throughout West Michigan are struggling to make ends meet. From lack of sales to growing needs of their employees, they’re relying on state or federal aid. However, preparing to secure disaster relief is no small feat, a detail the Michigan Small Business Development Center—SBDC—knows all too well.

Detroit steps in again to offer manufacturing might in coronavirus fight

RCO is one of 600 Michigan companies heeding the call to assist in the battle against the deadly COVID-19. The pivot to medical devices fills a desperate need for gear as nurses and doctors continue to perform their duties in deteriorating conditions — and for some companies is a way to keep themselves essential and keep operating

WBCK: Kalamazoo Shows Love For Hospital Staff On Front Line of COVID-19

At times like these, it’s good to be reminded of how much people care about each other and their communities. In the coming days and weeks, things are likely to get even more difficult but together, we can get through this.

CNBC: GM offers manufacturing blueprints for face masks to 600 auto parts suppliers amid virus pandemic

General Motors is encouraging and empowering its suppliers to assist in production of medical face masks for frontline workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.

WXYZ: City of Detroit to give free meals to frontline workers of the COVID-19 crisis

The city predicts that more than 10,000 meals will be distributed to Detroit police, EMS, fire, health care employees and other frontline workers.

Petosky News: Northern Michigan distilleries supply sanitizer to the front lines, beyond

Answering the call from the front lines in the healthcare system, law enforcement and government officials, High Five Spirits Distillery of Petoskey and Mammoth Distillers of Central Lake are distributing large quantities of hand sanitizer to facilities and patrons across the state, with no plans of ceasing until the crisis has passed.

The Star Press: Furloughed pilots work for free to deliver thousands of face shields to Michigan hospitals

The pilots — furloughed commercial airline pilots from Michigan — arrived with smiles on their faces and gloves on their hands. They were part of a small contingent of people, eight in all, who helped unload a couple dozen boxes containing 10,000 face shields from a Mursix Corporation van into their respective personal aircrafts.

M Live: Community raises funds for frontliners to receive meals at local hospitals

The fundraiser has brought in $7,100, along with an additional $2,000 from community members.

Fox 2 Detroit: Ford Motor Co delivers nearly 3,000 face shields to hospitals on COVID-19 front lines

Ford Motor Co. is making good on its promise of producing face shields in the fight to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic in Michigan. Earlier this week Ford Motor Co. announced plans to produce plastic FDA-approved face shields for hospitals around the country in need of supplies.

Times Herald: ‘We’re part of the solution’: St. Clair County businesses help community during COVID-19 pandemic

Clouse works at a bank and her husband works at a hospital. Both are considered essential employees and continue to work during the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home order, she said.

Holland Sentinel: JR Automation, GM mass producing medical masks

A medical mask assembly line that would typically take six months to develop was created in six days by JR Automation in a partnership with General Motors.

Fox 2 Detroit: Coppercraft Distillery makes and donates 1,000 gallons of hand sanitizer to Detroit Fire

The gift came from Coppercraft Distillery over in Holland, Mich. thanks to Great Lakes Wine and Spirits, who donated their trucks and drivers.

Grand Haven Tribune: Long Road Distillers making hand sanitizer

The sanitizer is now being used by first responders, who have no choice but to come to work every day and have multiple direct contacts with any number of citizens, Hawke said. It is used before and after every such public contact to kill the COVID-19 virus.

MLive: New Holland Brewing Co. making hand sanitizer amid coronavirus crisis

New Holland Brewing Co. has joined a growing number of Michigan distilleries now making hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus pandemic.

WZZM: Grand Valley State University science programs donate 90,000 gloves to Spectrum Health

The Grand Valley State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences donated about 90,000 gloves to Spectrum Health as healthcare providers are working to secure more personal protective equipment.

Grand Rapids Business Journal: Steelcase manufacturing health care supplies

Grand Rapids-based Steelcase said last week that it is manufacturing critical equipment supplies for health care providers, including masks for use in clinical environments; facial shields for clinicians in direct contact with patients; and social screens, desktop- and floor-mounted, for screening and communicating with visitors at safe social distances.

M Live: Muskegon distilleries convert spirits to sanitizer during coronavirus outbreak

Instead, with the outbreak of COVID-19 and related shortages of basic medical necessities, his production facility has transitioned away from perfecting gin and whiskey recipes and towards producing just one thing: hand sanitizer.

WZZM: Kentwood distillery donates hand sanitizer to first responders

Wise Men distillery has begun to produce hand sanitizer and will be making its first delivery to Kent County and West Michigan first responders.

Wood TV: West Michigan company helps with ventilator shortage

Berry says making the tool for the piston could normally take up to 8 weeks. But in order to help save lives, they have fast-tracked the process.

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