Acme Group Pivots Business Model to Assist with COVID-19 Pandemic Shortages

The Acme Group is using resources to tackle the need for masks, melt blown filter material (used in face masks), and the proper cut and sew needs for surgical gowns and face masks. The Acme Group, a leading provider of industrial textiles and textile solutions, announces the company's pivot in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Acme Group, based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, widely known for its excellence in the fabric and textile industry, serves automotive, industrial and other commercial customers globally. Amidst the global crisis and shortages of critical medical equipment and materials, the Company has converted its...

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Oakland County Manufacturers Receive Grants to Make PPE Gear

Six Oakland County manufacturers will share more than $344,000 in “Saving Business, Saving Lives” grants to make needed personal protective equipment and ventilator components used in the fight against COVID-19, according to a press release. Oakland County Executive David Coulter announced the awards, which come from a $700,000 fund to incentivize Oakland County manufacturers who can shift production to personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns and face shields or medical device components. The companies receiving grants are: • Oxus America of Auburn Hills. Oxus is an engineering, manufacturing, and service company specializing in medical devices and gas separation technology....

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Michigan Quickly Becoming Known as Arsenal of Health

During World War II, Detroit became known as the Arsenal of Democracy based on the incredible efforts of automotive companies to step up and support the war effort with planes, tanks, and other equipment. Today, Michigan is quickly becoming known as the Arsenal of Health with well over six hundred companies, large and small, retooling and ramping up to equip medical teams and first responders. Here are just a few of the many examples. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Altus Industries Inc. (Walker) converted a product line to meet a new need. The engineering team at Altus got to work using the company’s standard components to configure a...

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7 Weird and Unexpected Business Pivots During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We are proud to continue to serve our community during this pandemic through the making of KN 95s respirator masks and we are thankful to be featured among other companies doing the same. According to John Brandon with Forbes: "If there is anything we have learned from the coronavirus pandemic it is that human beings are amazingly resourceful. Just the other day I heard about a friend who decided to repurpose some old materials into protective masks and offer them for free to people in need. "In the midst of the tragedy, there are signs of hope. From a business...

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