The COVID-19 pandemic has caused ripples across the global supply chain. The manufacturing sector that produces vital medical supplies, such as Personal Protective Equipment, has been particularly hard hit. The last few months have seen a surge in medical supplies and PPE as numbers of those infected continue to rise. Further problems have been caused by factories seeing either closures or quarantines coupled with international trade heavily restricted.
This is why Blake Miremont has retooled his 16,000-square-foot, Petaluma-based manufacturing company, Architectural Plastics, to make personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and first responders in their battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the last month or so, the company has grown by 30%. This growth is mostly due to the 50,000 face shields the 13 employees at Architectural Plastics, Inc. are now producing on a weekly basis.
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Products such as face masks, hanging panels, and acrylic barriers have taken the company that Blake has spent 35 years developing to a whole new enterprise level. Some of the materials used for the hanging panels are recycled and from Germany, but most of the plastic used by Architectural Plastics is made in the United States and tested on Architectural Plastics’ own production line. Read the original media release here.
Architectural Plastics, Inc. designs and fabricates finished items, parts, displays, and now personal protective equipment for other manufacturers, businesses, and private clients.