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Members Donate Materials, Work on Alternate Care Sites

May 13, 2020

Donate Materials-437x228SMACNA Members across the U.S. continue to donate their valuable time and effort in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.

Commercial Metal Contractors (CMC) of the SMACNA Mid-Atlantic Chapter recently fabricated 10,000 aluminum nose strips for use in PPE masks. Local 100 picked up the strips from CMC for use in making the masks.

Additionally, SMACNA member Southland Industries was instrumental in performing the mechanical work necessary to convert the Washington (D.C.) Convention Center into an alternate care site in just 22 days. Hall A of the convention center has been set up to accommodate 437 beds. As of Tuesday, May 12, it was ready to care for up to 100 patients.

Donate Materials 400x302SMART members are collaborating with union contractors to produce and donate aluminum nose strips for the millions of masks being made by volunteer groups across the country. The thin and flexible aluminum strips are critical to custom-fitting the top of a mask to a user’s face, making them more effective, less likely to slip off, and more comfortable to wear.

For more information on how to participate, visit the SMART Volunteer Nose Piece Request site.

Read about other SMACNA members who have participated in the Million Mask Challenge.