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B&O named as a COVID-19 essential service by US DOD

Apr '20
Pic: Bolger & O
Pic: Bolger & O'Hearn
Bolger & O’Hearn (B&O) has been designated as a COVID-19 essential service by the US Departments of Defence (DOD) and Homeland Security. Operations throughout B&O’s Fall River, Massachusetts, R&D labs and manufacturing facilities will remain open as the company provides chemistries make personal protective equipment (PPE) and other textile end products.

The majority of chemistries manufactured by B&O include specialty coatings formulated specifically for the medical, military and personal care industries. End products include masks, lab coats, surgical gowns, medical drapes, high performance rain proof tenting and many other products needed now to combat COVID-19, according to a press release by the company.

B&O has been designated as a part of the nation’s critical manufacturing infrastructure through the duration of this national emergency. In addition, the US DOD and Homeland Security have instructed companies that operate within the defence industrial base essential critical infrastructure, as well as suppliers to companies in that base, to maintain full operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. B&O is one such company, serving numerous companies that make military apparel and gear or fabrics for the military and medical markets.

“We are adhering to all social distancing rules and regulations identified by the Massachusetts state department of health’s COVID-19 guidelines. We are also adhering to all COVID-19 guidelines issued by the centres for disease control and prevention,” Frank Keohan, B&O’s senior technology manager said.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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