Early in the pandemic, PPE shortages hit hospitals across the country hard. Gowns in particular were tough to come by as the vast majority of them are manufactured in China and China had its own needs to address. This exposed a key flaw in the supply chain but one textile manufacturer in Massachusetts came up with a solution.
Today, we talk to Shawmut CEO James Wyner about the DIY approach his company took to supply the nation with critical medical gowns. Listen at NPR.