Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company: Amazon ‘absolutely saved our business’ during pandemic
ANN ARBOR – Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company has continued to grow. (Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company)Pandemic salesOnce the pandemic hit, like many businesses across the nation, Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company had to temporarily shut down. An employee makes a face shield at the company warehouse at 505 S. Maple Rd. (Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company)Preparing for another shutdown in the fall, they moved their production schedule forward. To learn more about Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company, visit www.annarbortees.com.
Ann Arbor-based Adaptive Energy donates PPE ahead of election
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Adaptive Energy, an Ann Arbor fuel-cell manufacturer turned personal protective equipment manufacturer, has donated PPE to the Michigan Department of State ahead of the November election. The $57,000 donation comes in the form of hand sanitizer, touchless door openers and face shields for polling places and election offices. The PPE is intended to help protect election workers and voters who visit polling places and election offices from the coronavirus (COVID-19). In March, the fuel-cell manufacturer switched to making PPE with its 30 members team in Ann Arbor. Edison and Adaptive Energy owner Ranvir Gujral established Arbor Apothecary to make intubation boxes and medical face shields.
Michigan mask requirements: Pros and cons of wearing face shields instead of masks
DETROIT Now that face coverings are a requirement in Michigan, more people are interested in whether face shields might be a suitable alternative to masks. Face coverings are widely accepted by the scientific community as one of the tools that decrease the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In certain cases, face shields might be acceptable. Researchers used a cough simulator and found that face shields reduced a persons exposure to large cough droplets by 96%. The bottom line is that if a person cant tolerate a mask or there is an important need to see someones facial expressions, face shields can be useful options.
Livonia-based Marygrove Awnings to produce face shields, face masks
Marygrove Awnings will be dedicating part of its Livonia manufacturing facility to producing face masks and face shields for healthcare workers. LIVONIA, Mich. – Marygrove Awnings will be dedicating part of its Livonia manufacturing facility to producing face masks and face shields for healthcare workers, the company announced Friday. The fabric used for face masks is a tick, thermo material to add more protection and comfort. The organization converted their sewing machines to produce the face masks. The company can currently produce 1,000 face shields and face masks a day and increase production to meet demands.
Ann Arbor’s Adaptive Energy shifts manufacturing from fuel cells to intubation boxes, face shields
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The views expressed in this article are those of the advertiser and do not necessarily reflect those of this site or affiliated companies. With the right team and manufacturing facility already in place, Edison, CEO of Ann Arbor’s Adaptive Energy, and Gujral, the company’s owner, were able to quickly establish Arbor Apothecary to make intubation boxes and medical face shields that are in high demand. “Establishing Arbor Apothecary means we can bring back the staff we had to place on leave,” said Edison. “Our longer-term vision is to create a network of Michigan manufacturers, large corporate donors, and the health care community,” Edison said.
Ann Arbor residents join effort to print medical gear at home
ANN ARBOR – Operation Face Shield Ann Arbor was started by local resident and registered nurse Kevin Leeser. He launched the Facebook group in an effort to rally residents with 3D printers to print face shields as local hospitals face shortages of essential personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 outbreak. It takes three hours to print the base for one face shield. "They don’t cover your nose and they’re disposable.”The homemade face shields can be cleaned and reused. Join the Operation Face Shield Ann Arbor Facebook group.