Simms dedicates manufacturing resources in Coronavirus fight
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Simms Fishing Products has joined the growing number of fishing companies dedicating their manufacturing resources and expertise to assist in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Montana manufacturer of waders and fishing apparel is making medical gowns to combat the current shortage. The gowns, made up of three layers of fabric and approved by hospital officials, will initially go to the Bozeman Health Medical Group.
“It’s been absolutely amazing to see so many companies, small business owners and individuals rise to the occasion and pitch in to help their local community,” said Fred Dennis, Simms Senior Director of Apparel Design and Development.
“The gowns we are producing fall into our core competency. We have the material, equipment and an expert team of sewers ready and willing to make the gowns.”
Simms CEO Casey Sheahan said it was critical for his brand to help meet the demand for protective gowns and assist the American people during the crisis. “It’s been so inspiring to see companies in the outdoor industry repurposing their facilities, equipment and skills to help those in need,” he said.
“We are thrilled to deliver the first run of gowns to the Bozeman Health Group and hope our efforts of support can extend beyond our local community to help others around the entire country.”