D-FW company will make 2 million masks a week for Texas
A North Texas company will make 2 million face masks a week for use within the state, helping to address a shortage of personal protective gear amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Greg Abbott said.
Prestige Ameritech will add a shift manned in part by roughly 50 members of the Texas National Guard, Abbott announced.
“At a time in need, especially for the face masks that are in such high demand, we needed an automatic supply that we would be able to rely upon, both immediately, but in an ongoing way,” Abbott said. “And they are capable of providing exactly that.”
The announcement comes as medical professionals nationwide have struggled to get access to supplies, such as masks, gowns, and face shields, that protect against COVID-19.