Covid-19 Mfg Resource Center

On March 23, 2020, Manufacturers Association of Maine (MAME) and the Maine Manufacturers Extension Partnership (Maine MEP), sent out a plea for help with the manufacture and distribution of medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the Maine health care network. The response has been overwhelming, and we cannot thank you enough. We are sharing a list of the companies who we know have begun production of face shields and aerosol boxes. This is likely not a full list. If you know of others who are producing these items please let us know ([email protected]) so that we can add them to the list.

CLICK HERE to view a recent article from Mainebiz featuring our Executive Director, Lisa Martin.


BROWN DOG CARRIERS AND LOGISTICS: “A HELPING PAW” - FREE TRANSPORTATION FOR MAINE BUSINESSES DONATING TO THE COVID-19 RESPONSE.

If you are a business, organization or individual in need of shipping or transportation for your donations to the COVID-19 response, please contact Graig Morin: [email protected]


Cloth Face Coverings / General Use Masks

The CDC this week has recommended that everyone wear a cloth face covering while in public. Maine manufacturers are stepping up to make masks. We are developing a list of companies that are making cloth face coverings in Maine and will be sharing the list here:


Cloth Face Covering Resources

We have gathered some resources from reputable sources for general use face coverings. We hope this helps. See links below:


PPE currently available from Maine Manufacturers

FACE SHIELDS:

MASKS & GOWNS:

HAND SANITIZER:

  • Artisan Distillery (Oxford): Contact Stuart Littlefield at 207.890.5959  [email protected]  (70% alcohol, various sizes available).

  • Batson River Distilling

  • Hardshore Distilling (Portland)

  • Nautilus PPE: Dave Tomer, 617-750-7462

  • Split Rock Distilling

  • Sebago Lake Distillery (Gardiner): Information about hand sanitizer available on their Facebook page

  • Wicked Strong Hand Sanitizer by Maine Standard Biofuels, Roger Strickland: 207-808-9031

    The above distillers are partners in UMaine’s hand sanitizer production, along with New England Distilling, Blue Barren Distilling, Chadwick’s Craft Sprits, Wiggly Bridge Distillery, Round Turn Distilling and Three of Strong Spirits. Brewery partners include Allagash, Maine Beer Company, Rising Tide, Foundation, Oxbow, Shipyard, Baxter, Threshers and Tumbledown. 

AEROSOL BOX:

-See Design Specs Here:


Other Medical Equipment

  • For Isolation Gowns please contact CM Almy

  • For face shields and intubation aids, visit the University of Maine innovation page.

    (currently there are no producers of certified protective face masks for hospital use in the State of Maine)

  • Maine distributor of medical equipment (apiary medical) has 3ply medical masks, face shields and KN95s and antiseptic rub available for purchase HERE.


Steps That You Can Take Now:

  • Reeducate employees on preventing virus spread.

  • Review and revise cleaning schedules for common areas

  • Work with local health professionals

  • Communicate promptly

  • Develop a Business Continuity Plan: Here are two useful guides Business Continuity Plan 1 or Business Continuity Plan 2

  • Disaster Recovery Plans: Many Maine MEP clients have disaster recovery plans associated with their ISO certification. Please make sure to revisit and update these plans as necessary.

  • Determine supply chain disruption risks. Check out this supply chain disruption checklist created by our partners in Illinois.

  • IT System preparedness and plans for remote working may be necessary

  • Review your insurance coverage to understand scenarios where you are covered, and potential holes.

  • Review local and national financial resources.

Medical Equipment Supply Coordination

MAME is working with local hospitals, The University of Maine, Maine MEP, PTAC, DECD and others to coordinate manufacturing of the medical equipment our hospitals will need to combat COVID-19 in Maine. If you are interested in being added to the list of manufacturers who are able to help please contact us [email protected].


Governor Mills Emergency Legislation

Governor Mills passed emergency legislation on March 17 th to help Maine businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19. 

READ THE GOVERNORS UPDATE HERE.

Unemployment Insurance eligibility for unemployment insurance has been extended to individuals whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19. It also temporarily waives the one week waiting period for benefits so that workers may obtain benefits faster and ensures that claims for UI will not affect an employer's experience rating.

Small Business Administration Loans Maine businesses are now eligible to apply for economic support loans to help them overcome any temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19. More information can be found here.

Here is what businesses need to do to apply for a disaster loan:


Coronavirus: Updates & Resources

During this unprecedented time, MAME is here to help you and your company prepare for your future. We have compiled a list of resources to help you move forward.

STEPS THAT YOU CAN TAKE NOW:

  1. Determine supply chain disruption risks. Check out this supply chain disruption checklist created by our friends in Illinois.

  2. Reeducate employees on preventing virus spread

  3.  Review and revise cleaning schedules for common areas

  4.  Work with local health professionals

  5. Communicate promptly

  6.  Develop a Business Continuity Plan: Here are two useful guides Business Continuity Plan 1 or Business Continuity Plan 2

  7. Disaster Recovery Plans: Many have disaster recovery plans associated with their ISO certification. Please make sure to revisit and update these plans as necessary.

  8. Physical security and access planning are critical

  9. IT System preparedness and plans for remote working may be necessary

  10. Review your insurance coverage to understand scenarios where you are covered, and potential holes.


CHECK OUT YOUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LISA MARTIN, ON MANY DIFFERENT PLATFORMS TALKING ABOUT COVID-19 AND THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN MAINE: