Shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) like face masks and face shields have left healthcare workers and other essential employees vulnerable to the transmission of the coronavirus. Dave Schreiner, CEO of KSB Hospital, says when his system tried to purchase PPE, their orders were delayed indefinitely.
Then Wahl Clipper Corporation, a fourth-generation family business that makes professional and personal hair cutting products, stepped in to help. Using their existing manufacturing facilities, the company quickly engineered a face shield. They produced over 100,000 by mid-April. The project, which started as a way to support their community, had an unexpected response: it may be improving employee engagement.
At this link, we share more stories of everyday actions business leaders are taking to rise to the challenge of the coronavirus pandemic.