Seamus Golf pauses accent manufacturing to make medical masks throughout COVID-19
A well-liked golf accent firm, Seamus Golf, out of Oregon, has paused its regular manufacturing to make medical masks for these in want in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.
As of March 25, the coronavirus has claimed greater than 21,000 lives worldwide and greater than 900 within the U.S. alone. Seamus Golf is getting down to be a part of the answer to cease the unfold of the lethal virus.
Seamus CEO Akbar Chisti joined Golf Central Wednesday night time by way of video name, and when talking with Ryan Burr, stated he and his firm have shifted their focus to creating masks for folks within the medical trade and clients who want them in a nationwide scarcity.
In an unlucky time for the world, Chisti noticed a chance and an area the place he might add worth whereas the golf world is on maintain.
“It is a time the place we might be placing manufacturing into bigger occasions which are both deferred or should not taking place,” he stated. “So, it truly seems that we’re ready to bust out fairly just a few of them and ship them out, you already know, fairly expediently.”
Good factor for Chisti — some provides had been already in home.
“It so occurs that the elastic utilized in masks is one thing we are able to pull from our headcovers,” Chisti stated. “We despatched out an e mail to our clients and got here again with 330 replies as of immediately. So, we’re focusing on to have to supply about 5,000 (masks) in brief order.”
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However manufacturing is underway, and Chisti and his workforce are en route to supply about 200 no-cost care packages with 10 masks every within the subsequent week.
“We thought there could be lots of people needing them, however as soon as we received the responses and the ideas put into the emails, we mainly had an emotional night time the place we didn’t sleep, after which we awakened and rapidly we went from making headcovers to doing one thing that actually prevents the unfold of this horrible factor.”
Chisti and different co-founder, Megan Chisti, have closed their web site and show a message to clients on the entrance web page that reads partly, “We’re quickly closing the shop to permit the total workforce to focus and assess the scenario with masks. Our second manufacturing run begins tonight.”
“I knew nothing about masks earlier than this,” Chisti stated. “I imply, I had no actual expertise within the medical trade, which is why I took it fairly fastidiously and took the time to grasp and discuss to precise individuals who could be on the market … It’s not FDA accredited or something, but when a physician tells you to go make a masks, you go make a masks.”