WNC Outdoor Gear Builders Produce PPE in Coronavirus Fight

We appreciate the Citizen-Times for sharing the story of how a group of outdoor gear manufacturers in WNC have shifted focus to help supply much needed PPE for medical service providers.

From Citizen-Times: Tom Dempsey’s heart was racing “twice as fast as normal” last week as the president of unique RV maker SylvanSport worked ’round the clock to get supplies from Asia to start immediate production of life-saving personal protection equipment, aka PPE.

He is among an army of Western North Carolina outdoor gear manufacturers who typically make bike parts, backpacks and athletic clothing but are abruptly switching gears to do their part in fighting the global coronavirus pandemic.

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