By Jay Carpio, Fredy Ramirez, and Carr Winn
SEMA members have been helping fight the Coronavirus locally, across the country and even internationally. The common thread in these stories are businesses identifying ways to protect their employee's health, prevent the spread of the virus and offer support to first responders.
Fab Fours is an example of a SEMA member who wants to help retail customers feel safe as states begin to allow businesses to reopen. Here now is CEO of Fab Fours Greg Higgs discussing their efforts to work with 4 Wheel Parts and make safety a priority. For more information visit 4wheelparts.com and fabfours.com.
Thule is another SEMA member with headquarters located in Seymour, Connecticut, that answered the call when a local organization asked about manufacturing PPE. In an effort to supply first responders at St. Mary's Hospital with PPE, Thule engineers fired up their 3D printers and got to work. Here is PR & Communications Manager Chris Ritchie to talk a little more about the project.
Speaking of 3D printers, Stratasys has gathered companies around the world with 3D printing capabilities to manufacture personal protective equipment to help medical field workers combat COVID-19. They designed and publicly shared the CAD model of their visor in hopes that manufacturers and service providers worldwide respond to the current global COVID-19 pandemic. SEMA News recently spent time with several members of the Stratasys team to learn more about this project.
Additional suppliers are encouraged to join and be a part of this initiative. Information on how to help can be found here. If you have the capability to provide 3D-Printed visors, protective shields, or if you are IN-NEED of any of those items, please register through this link.
For the latest news and updates pertaining to the Coronavirus pandemic visit sema.org/corona-updates. This page includes relevant business resources offered by SEMA and through local, state and federal offices. Also as restrictions are starting to lift across the country, here's a look at SEMA members who are opening their doors again. And finally, if you have a story about a SEMA member helping fight the Coronavirus, we would love to hear from you.
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