Bolger & O’Hearn donates hand sanitizer to help reopen Community Connections Inc.

July 29th, 2020

Bolger & O’Hearn, Fall River, Mass., has donated 22 quarts of hand sanitizer to Community Connections Inc., a Massachusetts nonprofit that provides services and training for developmentally disabled adults. The organization has been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The recent donation is one of several hand sanitizer donations that Bolger & […]

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Awning Works offers portable shade and isolation solutions for COVID-19 protection

July 24th, 2020

Awning Works Inc., Clearwater, Fla., has been actively supporting the local community by meeting the demand for health and safety protection products. In addition to the company’s MedTent and Clear Isolation Panels (ISO), Awning Works has outfitted its MedTent with commercial white tent vinyl fabric to provide a portable, sturdy, quick setup InTent Shade Tent. […]

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Updated Gown Solicitations Posted – Due Aug. 3

July 21st, 2020

All three gown solicitations are now posted with a closing date of Aug. 3, 2020, 10:00 PM EDT. They are posted to both Beta.Sam: and DIBBS: The solicitation links are below. SPE1C1-20-R-0137 Disposable Surgical Gown Solicitation Postings on Beta.Sam & DIBBS:  SPE1C1-20-R-0138 Disposable Isolation Gown Solicitation Postings on Beta.Sam & DIBBS: SPE1C1-20-R-0139 Reusable Isolation Gown […]

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Industry coalition releases statement on PPE policy

July 20th, 2020

WASHINGTON—An industry coalition representing the full spectrum of domestic personal protective equipment (PPE) production released a statement today outlining policy principles and objectives needed for reshoring and safeguarding domestic PPE manufacturing. The COVID-19 pandemic, which exposed severe shortages in our nation’s PPE supply and an overreliance on foreign-sourced products, underscores how important it is for […]

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DOD PPE Virtual Information Day – Follow Up With Resource Links

July 15th, 2020

Domestic PPE Industry Stakeholders: On Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15, the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 Joint Acquisition Task Force (JATF) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), in coordination with interagency partners, hosted a virtual information day regarding current and future demand for personal protective equipment (PPE).   Event organizers indicated that a recording of […]

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Tillis and Warner lead bipartisan push for cotton and textile assistance in next COVID-19 package

July 15th, 2020

U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) recently led a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urging the next round of COVID-19 assistance adequately address losses felt throughout the cotton supply chain by cotton farmers, textile mills and the cotton merchandising segment, according to a July 14 press release from National […]

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AATCC offers blotting paper for use with PPE testing

July 7th, 2020

With the rise in production and testing of medical personal protective equipment (PPE), access to correct testing apparatus and materials is critical. AATCC announced in a recent press release that the organization now offers a one-stop shop for impact penetration testing needs, including Blotting paper suitable for AAMI PB70 classification testing. AAMI PB70 Level 1-3 certification and testing […]

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Federal Paycheck Protection Program extended to Aug. 8

July 6th, 2020

On July 4th, President Donald Trump signed into law an amendment to the Paycheck Protection Program, giving businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic an extension to apply for federal funds, according to Business Insider. The law extends the deadline to apply for the federal government's loan-based relief program to August 8. The original deadline to apply for […]

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How Acquiring Funds for Your Business has Changed since COVID-19 Happening Tomorrow

June 17th, 2020

June 18, 2020 | 11 am–Noon CST FREE for Members | $39 for Non-members As the business climate has changed with COVID-19, companies will need to understand how to get back to their operations in a new financial environment. Having capital to grow their business and acquire equipment will be a crucial component to success. This workshop […]

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AATCC advises against false coronavirus PPE claims

June 15th, 2020

The AATCC, in a June 8 press release, warns manufacturers to not be misled by false or ill-informed product claims concerning protection against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 or COVID19 in textiles or related materials used in Personal Productive Equipment (PPE).  The release states, “Using AATCC TM100 or TM147 to demonstrate efficacy against viral activity is not […]

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