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Supplies Needed for Hand Sanitizer
A local manufacturer is making hand sanitizer and needs the following materials:
If you can help with any of these items, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Are You Helping? Tell Us!
The Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence is looking to identify any manufacturers that are in process of making masks, ventilators, or other critical items or are looking to change their manufacturing capabilities to produce those critical items. Please fill out the below survey if your company is actively manufacturing, changing your manufacturing processes or are planning to change your plants to accommodate the surge in demand for these critical items.
A local manufacturer has reached out to see if any manufacturers have employees that they are furloughing that might be interested in working at with them temporarily. They are not looking to poach the employees. They are experiencing a temporary surge due to the virus. In you are interested, please contact Roben Faircloth, CareerSource Northeast Florida, Industry Sector Manager - Manufacturing, Aviation and Aerospace at email@example.com, (904) 798-9229 ext. 2228 or (904) 688-5802
Supply Chain Checklist from FloridaMAKES
If your supply chain is already impacted:
If you suspect there may be disruptions to your supply chain:
Preparing for the next disruption:
Preventing and preparing for employee illness:
Send us information about how you're responding to the Coronavirus - We want to support you!
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, employers are facing an avalanche of uncertainty over what they must do, can do and should do. FCMA partner Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP has compiled a list of common questions employers are asking, along with insights on each topic. Read more here.
Join for a webinar about The CARES Act - Opportunities for Plan Participants
Considerations and Actions for Plan Sponsors
Wednesday, April 8, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EST
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