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U.S.-based licensees of the Spring Air brand have begun producing thousands of face masks for area hospital workers and others to help relieve the shortage of protective face gear during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from the Chelsea, Massachusetts-based licensing group, Spring Air International.
The mattress factories are sewing masks from stretch-knit ticking layered with a nonwoven fabric. The masks can be worn by those not required to wear an N95 ventilator mask.
“Our organization was anxious to marshal our resources to help at this time of crisis,” said Nick Bates, president of Spring Air International. “When we determined we had the capability to make masks to help the nation’s heroic healthcare workers during this time, we mobilized quickly. By pooling our resources, our group can make a much bigger impact across the country. Our licensing network is filled with big-hearted individuals that are committed members of their respective communities.”