A-dec will manufacture PPE for healthcare workers

April 1, 2020

A-dec will begin manufacturing personal protective equipment for healthcare workers amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

A-dec will begin manufacturing personal protective equipment for healthcare workers amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the company announced today. 

The company has been working to develop a variety of PPE products that are in critical demand by healthcare professionals.

“For more than 55 years, A-dec has lived by the principle of prioritizing concern for people above all else,” said Scott Parrish, A-dec President and CEO. “As a family-owned, Newberg manufacturer, A-dec is proud to bring much-needed PPE to Oregon’s healthcare workers. This is what we should be doing during this unprecedented time: Working together to solve problems and take care of communities.” 

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, A-dec launched programs and infection control resources to support dental professionals during this unprecedented moment. After being contacted by a local healthcare worker from Legacy Health with a request for assistance, A-dec employees worked to develop prototypes of needed supplies. Over the course of about one week, the company has converted several of its manufacturing areas to produce PPE for health and emergency responders in the Newberg, Ore. area. 

“While A-dec and our partners in healthcare have been able to mobilize our efforts, there is a prevalent shortage of the raw materials needed to make these products,” A-dec said in a statement. “We are calling on other product makers, suppliers, and organizations to come alongside us to support these efforts and reduce the continued risk exposure of workers and patients during this global emergency.”

To learn how you can contribute, contact A-dec directly at PR@a-dec.com.