ABC 11: Fayetteville business donates $5 of shirt sales to NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund

McDonald is donating $5 of the money made from the t-shirt design to the North Carolina Restaurant Workers Relief Fund.

Bitty and Beau’s Coffee in Wilmington, NC Receives Paycheck Protection Program Funds

ABC11: ‘We’re ecstatic’: Raleigh small business can pay rent, employees thanks to federal funds from PPP

The Green Monkey owner was recently approved for the Payroll Protection Program, and the email confirmed that thousands of dollars were transferred into his bank account. “We’re just excited we can put our people back to work and we’re in business for two more months at least,” said Sutton.

WLOS: New website launches to help Hendersonville businesses stay afloat during outbreak

A new website is helping potential customers find and support businesses struggling because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Charlotte Observer: NASCAR engineers work dawn until midnight to help North Carolina hospitals fight COVID-19

NASCAR’s research and development team is using their 3D printing technology to help fill a need for personal protective equipment in the Charlotte region and beyond.

CIT: CIT Financing Speeds Protective N95 Masks to Healthcare Workers

CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) has provided critical financing for its client Aria Designs to help it procure millions of advanced N95 surgical masks that will protect medical professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Triad Business Journal: Kontoor Brands will make 60,000 gowns to aid fight against coronavirus

Greensboro-based Kontoor Brands (NYSE: KTB) today announced that it has begun producing approximately 50,000 Level 1 patient gowns and 10,000 disposable isolation gowns for clinicians to assist hospitals that are dealing with the influx of patients as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Mitchell News-Journal: Golden LEAF deploys $15M in funding to launch NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program

Funding will provide loans to help small businesses suffering economic losses related to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Courier-Tribune: Local manufacturers helping fight the Covid-19 virus

Local manufacturing companies are switching gears from making furniture and textiles to producing masks and other items to help increase the supply of those items.

Goldsboro Daily News: Church Makes Local Food Distributions During COVID-19 Crisis

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints worked with local businesses, government officials and area food pantries to bring 42,000 pounds of food to those in need last week.

Charlotte Business Journal: How this local economic development group is helping businesses respond to coronavirus

Millar, the president of the Catawba County Economic Development Corp., is trying to provide new, helpful information for companies in his county as they look to navigate an uncertain landscape in the face of a global pandemic.

Independent Tribune: Cabarrus manufacturers pivot to make medical supplies

Companies throughout the U.S. are pivoting to make hand sanitizers, masks or other critical medical supplies that are in severe shortage due to the escalating coronavirus outbreak. In Cabarrus County, there are a few companies that have already shifted to meet the needs of today’s demands during this crisis.

The Charlotte Observer: NC textile mill ‘heeds call of nation,’ gears up to make 10 million face masks per week

Amid warnings of an impending shortage of protective equipment for medical staff, a Gastonia-based textile company is organizing a national effort to ramp up production of face masks for healthcare workers.

WECT: NC State manufacturing material for 500,000 surgical masks a day

North Carolina State University said its Nonwovens Institute is manufacturing material that can produce up to 500,000 surgical masks per day.

Carolina Panthers: Jonathan Stewart, Steve Smith partner to help Charlotte combat COVID-19

So the Stewarts partnered with the Steve Smith Family Foundation, Convoy of Hope and Elevation Outreach to raise $35,000 to bring an 18-wheeler filled with 40 tons of food, water and other supplies to Charlotte.

Cabarrus County Manufacturers Pivot to Make Medical Supplies

Companies throughout the U.S. are pivoting to make hand sanitizers, masks or other critical medical supplies that are in severe shortage due to the escalating coronavirus outbreak. In Cabarrus County, there are a few companies that have already shifted to meet the needs of today’s demands during this crisis.

Independent Tribune: Local student producing face shields on own dime to help medical community

But for him that wasn’t enough. He wanted to print more. So he used his own money to buy another 3-D printer so he can produce as much as he can.

News Break: North Carolina university faculty creating 3D-printed masks for health care workers

University of North Carolina, Charlotte, faculty members are stepping up to help health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. They are using 3D printers from home to make protective shields.

WSCOTV: Students at Charlotte Latin School raise money to 3D-print needed medical gear

Engineering teachers and students at the school are raising money to 3D-print face shields for nurses and doctors who are treating patients with the coronavirus.

CBS 17: Ft. Bragg soldiers making more PPE

Salisbury Post: ‘Rowan is serving the world’: Local company designing, shipping N95 mask machines

One local engineering company in Rowan County is answering the call to help combat a national shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers battling COVID-19 by designing and shipping machines that can create tens of thousands of N95 masks.

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