Pivoting to PPE Production: Innovation at Work
May 7, 2020
SBIA member Midwest Mezzanine Funds is proud to support the efforts of their portfolio company United Safety.
On a typical day, United Safety provides seating products for commercial buses, railcars, locomotives, fire trucks, and ambulances. But the last few weeks have been anything but typical. When the supply of face masks for first responders began running low, United Safety sprang into action and quickly created PPE prototypes that the company could begin manufacturing. The initial goal was to produce 5,000 face masks per day. The company is utilizing 3-D printers and other technologies to get PPE to the first responders that desperately need this safety gear. United Safety eventually expects to produce 10,000 face masks per day.
Independently answering a call to service, United Safety’s actions show how U.S. small businesses are helping our nation during this time of need. The SBIA is proud to support Midwest Mezzanine, Dubin Clark and United Safety as America confronts COVID-19.
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