Duro-Last Retools to Manufacture PPE

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July 31, 2020

Duro-Last Inc., Saginaw, MI, quickly retooled after the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus to manufacture medical personal protective equipment (PPE). Employees in engineering, sales, manufacturing, and research and development got together on March 20 and were manufacturing gown and mask designs a week later, they report.

The company manufactures flexible thermoplastic roofing membranes, so retooling some of their equipment to manufacture medical isolation gowns and face masks of polyester and flexible, transparent PVC was not a huge stretch.