3/25/20 -Texas Based Manufacturing Firm Joins the Fight to Deploy Personal Protective Equipment to Healthcare Workers
Insul-Fab, based in Coppell, Texas, is typically manufacturing parts for Original Equipment Manufacturers of HVAC equipment, commercial aircraft and computer companies. But after a conversation with a key supplier, 3M COMPANY, they were challenged to use materials that they had already sourced in order to fill the growing demand in Personal Protective Equipment for front line health care workers.
President and CEO, Shelby Ricketts, is working with his engineering and production teams to deploy a light-duty face shield ideal for first responders, temporary COVID-19 testing stations, hospital personnel and others workforces that may be exposed to fluids while coming into close contact with people who may be ill. The product covers the nose, mouth, eyes and ears. It is lightweight and lays flat, making it easy to ship in bulk and distribute to personnel on the front lines. It is made from a 10-mil clear film, with a foam spacer made for skin contact and an adjustable elastic Velcro strap. It is ideal for local governments, large hospitals and other entities that need a high volume of easy-to-deploy face shields.
“As a 3M SELECT CONVERTER, we are ready to bring low cost protective shields to thousands of health care workers during this critical time. We are prepared to shift our high-volume production resources to provide the protection they so desperately need. Our ability to manufacture and distribute on a large scale makes us uniquely qualified to fill a void in PPE for healthcare workers” said Ricketts.
Insul-Fab is a Division of Concote Corporation, headquartered in Coppell, Texas, a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth. It employs over 200 people between its three locations in Coppell, Tyler, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico. It has over 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space dedicated to manufacturing a variety of insulating materials for the HVAC, Aerospace, Defense, Medical and Original Equipment Manufacturing industries.
To learn more about the Face Shield design and manufacturing or for media inquiries, contact:
600 Freeport Parkway, Suite 150
Coppell, Texas 75019
Phone (214) 956-0055