Coronavirus in NC: Businesses retool production lines multiple times to produce PPE

The News & Observer covers the shift of North Carolina manufacturing to produce PPE.

From The News & Observer: On a Saturday afternoon, Tom Dempsey made the decision to retool his company SylvanSport toward producing essential items like face shields and other equipment that medical staff can use.

He had just canceled sending a tractor trailer full of product to a huge outdoor equipment sale in Wisconsin at the last second. This was supposed to be the company’s busiest few months of the year, leading up to summer.

Dempsey said he realized his company had the supplies and manufacturing capacity to feasibly make the production switch, with their normal manufacturing lines idle.

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