In the days and weeks since the coronavirus has started to effect Michiganders and their way of life, Michigan businesses have stepped up to help.
“One of the vital products for frontline medical pros treating COVID-19 is the N-95 mask and other personal protective equipment. Shirkey laid out how the Orbitform machine will improve the use of the masks and help conserve the inventory.”
“New Holland Brewing Co. announced Friday it was able to produce and donate more than 1,000 gallons of hand sanitizer made at its distillery. The sanitizer was delivered to health care and emergency service providers, as well as grocery and food distribution throughout West Michigan. Coppercraft Distillery also delivered 1,000 gallons of its own alcohol-based hand sanitizer on Friday to Holland Hospital.”
"I'm happy that we're able to produce comfort for people," Carla Wardin said. "People want staples when times are hard. They all go to the grocery store for the same things, so I'm glad that we are considered an essential business so that we can give this to people in a tough time like this."
“UAW workers who have been building the Ford Mustang and Lincoln Continental at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant learned late Tuesday that the plant is setting up to build respirators and workers are needed.”
“General Motors announced that it is going to be making face masks for frontline workers amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many frontline workers are facing a critical shortage of face masks. GM launched a rapid-response project to produce masks at scale on March 20. Seven days later the team had produced their first sample on the production line.”
“An Emmet County distillery is helping provide hand sanitizer to McLaren Northern Michigan. McLaren Health Care said High Five Spirits Distillery of Petoskey has halted production of vodka to focus on the production of the cleaner for the hospital.”
“In this time of great need, our amazing Michigan businesses have risen to the occasion in helping others across our state fight their way through this pandemic.” said Laura Cox, Michigan Republican Party Chairman. Cox continued, “In times of great difficulty, we see the best of the American people. Businesses large and small have responded to the need to defeat our common enemy. The spirit of our business leaders is truly what makes this country exceptional, and is why we will overcome this crisis together.”