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FCMA Members Hard At Work with COVID-19 Shortages
Sales of bath tissue and paper towels have spiked due to coronavirus. FCMA member Georgia Pacific’s mill in Palatka produces, among other brands, Angel Soft and Quilted Northern toilet paper.
“Inventory levels across our system remain healthy and we are working hard to maximize the number of deliveries we can load and ship out of our facilities – you can just load and unload so fast. Last week our mills and regional distribution centers managed to ship out 120% of normal capacity. We also are working with customers to have direct shipments when possible to reduce distribution time. We currently don’t have any issues with carrier capacity (trucks and trailers) to ship.” Read more here.
A Challenge from Kaman Aerospace to You
Dear Fellow Manufacturers,
I am the VP/GM of one of the Aerospace Manufacturers here in Jacksonville. I wanted to know how we get a challenge out to the other manufacturing and operations facilities here in town. Last week when we got in, I asked my Safety Professional and Operations Director if we used N-95 masks in any of our processes. I actually didn’t know, but the answer was yes. I then asked for an inventory of the what we had. After doing the inventory I found that we had inventory that we could spare based on our usage. We are in the process of donating almost 40% of our stock to local hospitals. I would like to challenge other manufacturers to ask the same questions and see if they can donate? If I hadn’t asked, we probably wouldn’t have taken the action. My guess is there are other businesses in the area that have the ability to do the same thing but haven’t thought of it. Our first responders and hospital personal are depending on this PPE and if we can spare it we should.
We have delivered 500 N95 masks to area hospitals. Can your company do something similar?
- William Zmyndak, VP/GM, Kaman Aerospace
How about it, members? How can you help? Let Amanda know what you're doing so we can report about it!
Masks for Sale
FCMA member Proforma Northpoint has sourced both surgical (3 ply) and respirator/filtration (KN95) masks with an estimated delivery of 10-14 days. They have FDA and CE certifications in hand as well as preliminary customs approval. Pricing info: Same price for any quantity. Customs, duty and freight included. Only add sales tax.
3 ply surgical masks: minimum 2500; price: $0.84 ea. Delivered
KN95 respirators: minimum 1500; price: $3.10 ea. delivered
For more information, contact Blair Wygle at (904) 330-0162 / (904) 923-7364 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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