Never one to shy away from a challenge, employees at the Clay County-based complex retooled its sewing operation to make face masks in response to a COVID-19 community need. This partnership rose out of the needs of businesses and organizations to fulfill orders for face masks as they safeguard their employees in a pandemic economy. In fact, employees at Community First Credit Union, Ascension St. Vincent’s Clay County as well as other companies and the general public will have this dedicated team to thank for their protective face masks.
“Our workers are making hundreds of masks for companies, organizations, and first responders,” said Nancy Keating, CEO. “We are thrilled to create these masks for frontline employees while keeping our sewing operation going… Providing these jobs for this often-underemployed part of our population is critical.” Business Solutions USA is a division of Challenge Enterprises, a nonprofit that employs and finds employment for well over 200 people with differing abilities each year.
This isn’t the first time the industrial sewing complex has stepped up to a challenge to support front-line community servants. Prior to retrofitting their sewing operation, this team sewed trauma packs for bulletproof vests worn by law enforcement personnel, as well as assembled a new innovation, ‘sandless’ sandbags