Dart Container Supports Medical Community with PPE Production, Donations

4/16/2020

Media Contact: Dart.Communications@dart.biz                                                          April 16, 2020

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Dart Container Supports Medical Community with PPE Production, Donations

Mason, MI – Dart Container, a major manufacturer of food & beverage packaging, is marshaling its expertise, equipment and people to help fill the dire need for personal protective equipment by health professionals battling the coronavirus.

Dart is partnering with fellow manufacturers, a research university and technology center in several efforts to design and mass produce face shields.

“It’s a tremendous honor for our people to play a role in helping protect healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dart CEO Jim Lammers. “We’re humbled by their heroism and grateful for the opportunity to use our engineering skills and manufacturing capabilities to turn the same raw materials used to make our cups, lids and containers into personal protective equipment for the medical community.”

Face Shield Production Project

 

Sparrow Health System Project and Donation

As part of discussions with local organizations on how to help the mid-Michigan medical community, face shields were mentioned as a critical need. As Dart was already working on face shields in partnership with Georgia Tech, Dart expanded its efforts to assist Sparrow Health System in Lansing, MI.

“We’re thrilled to support our Sparrow healthcare heroes by designing and donating face shields for their use when caring for COVID-19 patients,” Lammers said. “We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Dart’s 60th anniversary than to use our manufacturing know-how to help keep our local healthcare workers safe.”

 

Donation to Emory Health System & Other Georgia Healthcare Facilities

 

Dart donated 10,000 shield components to Georgia Tech, which will supply the remaining components and donate the face shield kits to Emory Healthcare System in Atlanta and other Georgia hospitals and nursing care facilities.

 

Leola, PA, Donations and Face Shield Production

Dart’s Leola, Pa., production facility is donating large amounts of raw material for mask production.

Leola employees designed and made a limited number of face shields for their coworkers who can benefit from an extra layer of personal protective equipment.

 

Dart at a Glance

 

(Image: Machinery and Tooling Manufacturing (MTM) employee wearing a face shield produced at a Dart facility.)

 

 

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