A company in Alabama’s Wiregrass region is helping to fight the COVID-19 pandemic across the U.S. and in hard-hit regions around the world.
Ashford-based Eastern Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of personal protective equipment serving a wide range of industries, provided coveralls that were used by hospitals and response groups in the early stages of the battle against the virus in China.
Those efforts grew as the virus took hold and spread to other parts of the world. ETI has since provided large quantities of PPE, including surgical/isolation gowns and coveralls, to hospitals in Alabama and across the U.S., as well as first responder groups and various utilities as they fight the pandemic.
“At present, our PPE has been utilized in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan, and it is very possible that it has been used in other countries as well via our distributors,” said Mark Fellows, the company’s vice president.