April 2, 2020
A-dec has announced that they are manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been working to develop a variety of PPE products that are in critical need by health-care workers.
“For more than 55 years, A-dec has lived by the principle of prioritizing concern for people above all else,” said Scott Parrish, A-dec President and CEO. “As a family-owned, Newberg manufacturer, A-dec is proud to bring much-needed PPE to Oregon’s health-care workers. This is what we should be doing during this unprecedented time: working together to solve problems and take care of communities.”
In the wake of the COVID-19, A-dec launched programs and infection control resources to support health-care professionals practicing dentistry during the crisis. After being contacted by a local health-care worker from Legacy Health with a request for assistance, A-dec employees worked around the clock over a weekend to develop prototypes of needed supplies. Over the course of just over a week, we have converted several of our manufacturing areas to produce PPE for health and emergency responder systems in the local area.
While A-dec and our partners in healthcare have been able to mobilize our efforts, there is a prevalent shortage of the raw materials needed to make these products. We are calling on other product makers, suppliers, and organizations to come alongside us to support these efforts and reduce the continued risk exposure of workers and patients during this global emergency. To learn about how you can contribute, contact us directly at PR@a-dec.com.
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