Sleep Number Plant Retrofitting N95 Masks

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Select Comfort Irmo Plant sewing team
Members of the sewing team at Select Comfort’s Irmo, South Carolina, plant attach elastic bands to N95 surgical masks.

Airbed manufacturer and retailer Sleep Number is retrofitting 190,000 surgical N95 respirator masks with new elastic bands at its Irmo, South Carolina, plant.

The Minneapolis-based company volunteered to help the South Carolina Hospital Association, which uncovered a trove of new masks that needed replacement elastic bands in order to be used. N95 masks require a close fit around the face and nose to provide thorough protection. The retrofitted masks will be distributed among hospitals and healthcare providers in the region.

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