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Mack Trucks produces PPE, donates hundreds to local organizations

Auto News - Published on Thu, 28 May 2020

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In response to sustained demand for personal protective equipment as a result of COVID-19, Mack Trucks donated about 500 pieces of PPE that it manufactured at its Lehigh Valley Operations plant in Macungie in Pennsylvania.Mack engineers and leadership reviewed several different design possibilities before deciding upon the production of face shield headbands utilizing its 3D printer, as well as hand-crafted assembly at LVO, where all Mack Class 8 vehicles for North America and export are built. Mack first produced PPE for employees and has since donated about 500 pieces to various organizations, including Lehigh Valley Health Network, Lehigh Center, Kirkland Village, Westminister Village and The Easton Home. Mack will donate more as the PPE pieces are produced, based on demand in the community.

Mack also recently began producing 3D-printed ear guards to offer additional comfort to employees wearing face masks.

Earlier this spring, Mack donated other PPE, including masks, gloves and safety goggles, to St. Luke’s University Health Network, South Mountain Memory Care, Success Rehabilitation and Maxim Healthcare Services.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 28 May 2020
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