Electronics and equipment supplier Brother International Corp. donated 100 industrial sewing machines to aid mattress industry supplier Beverly Knits Inc. (parent of Creative Ticking) and four other textile and apparel companies, in support of their efforts to produce personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic.
Beverly Knits is part of a large public/private partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a long list of privately held textile and apparel companies that was formed to increase production of PPE, including face masks and medical gowns.
In addition, Brother said it also is giving additional sewing machines to another U.S.-based apparel producer that has switched to making PPE.
“Brother remains committed to aiding our communities during these challenging times,” said Don Cummins, Brother International president. “Given the severe and growing shortage of personal protective equipment, Brother is proud to donate our products to support these stalwart manufacturers with their efforts in making masks for our frontline workers.