All of us at New Mexico MEP want to acknowledge the nimble and innovative contributions the following companies have made in the fight against COVID-19.
A BIG THANK YOU TO:
- The manufacturers that have uploaded their capabilities to the NM Emergency Supply Sourcing and Manufacturing website https://www.nmcovid19.org/. That information has resulted in PPE and other needed supplies being made available to health and emergency responders and community members. The directory demonstrates businesses stepping up, as well as needs still unmet.
- Rescue TnT of Bernalillo, which is making containment masks: https://www.rescuetnt.com/
- Marpac of Albuquerque, producing alternatives to the N-95 mask needed to protect healthcare workers on the frontlines: https://www.marpacmedical.com/
- Rhino Health of Church Rock, which has increased production and distribution to local hospitals of Nitrile gloves: https://rhinohealthgloves.com/
- Mezel Mods of Rio Rancho (https://mezelmods.com/) using its 3D-printing capabilities to produce face shields that are provided to local first responders through the New Mexico Makers United collaborative (https://nmmakersunited.com/). Kristin Mezel, co-owner of pinball company Mezel Mods, started the 3-D printing collaborative with Andrew Woodward of Process Art Studios in March to respond to the needs of medical workers. Other companies with 3D capabilities are now participating.
- Exhib-it!, of Albuquerque, which has pivoted to produce the Bannitizer sanitizing station that encourages disinfectant practices for patrons, employees and guests: www.exhib-it.com
- ABC Canvas of Farmington now making face masks for the local community. www.abccanvasinc.com
- Navajo Spirit of Gallup now making face masks for the Navajo Nation. https://navajospirit.com/
- Three Rivers Brewery of Farmington making and donating hand sanitizer to first responders. The brewery has also shared its process with other distilleries. www.threeriversbrewery.com
- J&T Distributing of Farmington ramping up distribution of cleaning supplies. https://j-and-tdistributing.com/
- Humble Brands of Taos now making hand sanitizers. https://humblebrands.com/
- Rolling Still Distillery of Taos now making hand sanitizers. https://www.rollingstill.com/
- Just Click Printing of Farmington now making masks. https://socialmasks.com/
- The many small shops, including tattoo parlors, that have donated PPE to their local medical centers.
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